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Cultures of contamination : legacies of pollution in Russia and the U.S.

Author: Michael R Edelstein; Maria Tysiachniouk; Lyudmila V Smirnova
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Oxford : Elsevier JAI, 2007.
Series: Research in social problems and public policy, v. 14.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Intends to ponder the cultures that generated the bulk of our global contamination legacy. This title focuses on the psycho-social dynamics of chemical contamination. It deals with nuclear events,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael R Edelstein; Maria Tysiachniouk; Lyudmila V Smirnova
ISBN: 9780762313716 0762313714
OCLC Number: 77257203
Description: vi, 502 pages : illustrations.
Contents: Sustainability and the need to deal with the contaminated legacy: a comparison of Russia and the U.S. / Michael R. Edelstein --
pt. 1. The dynamics of a contaminated community. Section 1. Introduction. The Love Canal: social science research in a community in crisis / Adeline G. Levine --
Forging change in a contaminated Russian city: a longitudinal view of Kirishi / Olga Tsepilova --
Sokol: seeing the forests for the trees / Antonina Kulyasova and Ivan Kulyosov --
The case of the Pinewood landfill: the politics of risk, rationality, and the disposal of hazardous waste / Nicholas D. Martyniak [and others] --
Fear of cancer in a rural Appalachian community following notification of an environmental hazard / Janice L. Hastrup [and others] --
Toxic water and the anthill effect: the development of a subculture of distress in a once contaminated community / Stephen R. Couch and Anne E. Mercuri --
pt. 2. Closed cities, secret accidents and social adaptations --
Section 2. Introduction. Closed city, open disaster / Nadezhda Kutepova and Olga Tsepilova --
The most contaminated place on earth: community response to long--term radiological disaster in Russia's southern urals / Natalia Mironova, Maria Tysiachniouk and Jonathan Reisman --
Psycho--social consequences due to radioactive contamination in the Techa River region of Russia / Michael R. Edelstein and Maria Tysiachniouk --
Environmental risk perception after Chernobyl / Irina A. Zykova --
Habitual risk taking in Dzerzhinsk: daily life in the capital of Soviet chemistry / Alla Bolotova --
Hanford: the closed city and its downwind victims / Michael R. Edelstein --
pt. 3. Mitigations. Section 3. Introduction. A grassroots perspective on the Brownfields and Superfund programs / Madelyn Hoffman --
Cleaning up from the Cold War: medical, ecological and psychological aspects of the Russian experience with chemical weapons destruction / Boris N. Filatov [and others] --
Chernobyl: a liquidator's stody / Lyudmila V. Smirnova and Michael R. Edelstein --
Into thin air: training children to live in polluted environment / Oleg S. Glazachev --
Social remediation: contamination as an impetus for ecological learning / Lyudmila V. Smirnova --
pt. 4. Perspectives. Section 4. Introduction. Coming clean after 9/11: the continuing World Trade Center disaster / Michael R. Edelstein and Catherine McVay Hughes --
Environmental altruism: a comparison of Russia and the United States / Margaret Gibbs [and others] --
The parable of the Lions Bridge: potentials for mutual learning between cultures of contamination / Michael R. Edelstein and Lyudmila V. Smirnova.
Series Title: Research in social problems and public policy, v. 14.
Responsibility: edited by Michael R. Edelstein, Maria Tysiachniouk, and Lyudmila V. Smirnova.

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