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Main Title From the ground up : environmental racism and the rise of the environmental justice movement /
Author Cole, Luke W.,
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Foster, Sheila R.,
Publisher New York University Press,
Year Published 2001
OCLC Number 44681701
ISBN 0814715370; 9780814715376; 0814715362; 9780814715369
Subjects Environmental justice--United States ; Environmental policy--United States ; Environmental racism--United States ; Minorities--Political activity--United States ; Gesundheitsgefährdung--(DE-588)4071808-6 ; Umweltgefährdung--(DE-588)4346327-7 ; Umweltpolitik--(DE-588)4078523-3 ; Umweltrecht--(DE-588)4061643-5 ; Umweltschaden--(DE-588)4117286-3 ; Verteilung--(DE-588)4432264-1 ; Verteilungsgerechtigkeit--(DE-588)4127097-6 ; èOkologische Bewegung--(DE-588)4115439-3 ; USA--(DE-588)4078704-7 ; Environnement--Droit--âEtats-Unis ; Politique de l'environnement--âEtats-Unis ; Minoritš--Activité politique--âEtats-Unis ; Nationale Minderheit ; Minoritâes--Activitâe politique--âEtats-Unis ; Minorities--United States--Political activity
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM EJ GE180.C65 2001 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 05/31/2022
EJBM  GE180.C65 2001 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/23/2003
ELBM  GE180.C65 2001 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/15/2014
ERAM  GE180.C65 2001 EJ Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 04/06/2001
ESAM  GE180.C65 2001 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 11/22/2002
Collation xii, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Preface: we speak for ourselves: the struggle of Kettleman City -- Introduction -- A history of the environmental justice movement -- The political economy of environmental racism: Chester Residents Concerned for Quality of Life -- Environmental racism: beyond the distributive paradigm -- Buttonwillow: resistance and disillusion in rural California -- Processes of struggle: grassroots resistance and the structure of environmental decision making -- In defense of Mother Earth: the Indigenous Environmental Network -- Transformative politics. Publisher Fact Sheet Critically examines the eruption of the environmental justice movement by combining storytelling & case studies from communities around the U.S. that have chosen to stand up against corporate polluters. Annotation When Bill Clinton signed an Executive Order on Environmental Justice in 1994, the phenomenon of environmental racism -- the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards, particularly toxic waste dumps and polluting factories, on people of color and low-income communities -- gained unprecedented recognition. Behind the President's signature, however, lies a remarkable tale of grassroots activism and political mobilization. Today, thousands of activists in hundreds of locales are fighting for their children, their communities, their quality of life, and their health. From the Ground Up critically examines one of the fastest growing social movements in the United States, the movement for environmental justice. Tracing the movement's roots, Luke Cole and Sheila Foster combine long-time activism with powerful storytelling to provide gripping case studies of communities across the U.S -- towns like Kettleman City, California; Chester, Pennsylvania; and Dilkon, Arizona -- and their struggles against corporate polluters. The authors effectively use social, economic and legal analysis to illustrate the historical and contemporary causes for environmental racism. Environmental justice struggles, they demonstrate, transform individuals, communities, institutions and even the nation as a whole.