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From the ground up : environmental racism and the rise of the environmental justice movement

Author: Luke W Cole; Sheila R Foster
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2001.
Series: Critical America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines one of the fastest growing social movements in the United States, the movement for environmental justice. Tracing the movement's roots, this book provides case studies of communities across  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Luke W Cole; Sheila R Foster
ISBN: 0814715370 9780814715376 0814715362 9780814715369
OCLC Number: 44681701
Description: xii, 244 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 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 envrionmental decision making --
In defense of Mother Earth: the Indigenous Envrionmental Network --
Transformative politics.
Series Title: Critical America.
Responsibility: Luke W. Cole and Sheila R. Foster.
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"A fresh and lively treatise on the struggles of ordinary people who are making extraordinary contributions to the environmental and economic justice movement." -Robert D. Bullard,author of Dumping Read more...

 
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