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Sharing the earth : an international environmental justice reader

Author: Elizabeth Ammons; Modhumita Roy
Publisher: Athens, Georgia : University of Georgia Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The first of its kind, this anthology of eighty international primary literary texts--poems, short stories, personal essays, testimonials, activist statements, and group-authored visions--illuminates Environmental Justice as a concept and a movement worldwide in a way that is accessible to students, scholars, and general readers. Also included are historical selections that ground contemporary pieces in a continuum
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Ammons; Modhumita Roy
ISBN: 9780820347707 0820347701 9780820347714 082034771X
OCLC Number: 892432249
Description: xi, 338 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Elizabeth Ammons and Modhumita Roy --
Part 1. On whose shoulders do we stand? Iktomi and the Muskrat / Traditional Lakota story ; Dove and Jackal / Traditional Xhosa Story ; Those who would take over the earth / Lao Tzu ; How America was discovered / Handsome Lake ; A declaration from the poor oppressed people of England / Diggers and Levellers ; 1840 letter to Ralph Waldo Emerson / George Ripley ; Speech of Lord Ashley to the Parliament, June 1842 / Lord Ashley ; Slavery days as related by Snovey Jackson / WPA Slave narrative ; from Das capital / Karl Marx ; Huckleberries / Henry David Thoreau ; Balai / Rabindranath Tagore ; Song of the Blantyre explosion / Scottish workers ; John of God, the water carrier / María Cristina Mena ; Po' Shady / Charles W. Chesnutt ; Charity and social justice / Jane Addams ; The smuggling of Tie Co / Sui Sin Ear ; from Men of maize / Miguel Ángel Asturias ; One night with the fugitives / Sol T. Plaatje --
Part 2. Speaking up/Speaking out. Graciella, Love Canal, Shadow in stone, Assaults and invasions / Janice Mirikitani ; The rubbish dump / Steve Chimombo ; Napalm / Quan Barry ; from Untouchable / Mulk Raj Anand ; froms Ways of dying / Zakes Mda ; Left / Nikky Finney ; An eight-year-old agricultural worker / Rigoberta Menchú ; 1. / Mark Nowak ; Iron child / Mo Yan ; Multinational companies / Abdul Rasheed Na'Allah ; The linkage between patenting of life forms, genetic engineering and food security / Wangari Maathai ; Why didn't they snatch and eat? / Manik Bandyopadhyay ; Wiwi / Witi Ihimaera ; Sort by day, burn by night / Rita Wong ; The man with the hole in his face / Namwali Serpell ; Black women and the wilderness/ Evelyn C. White ; For the record / Adrienne Rich ; from The king of trees / Ah Cheng ; #24 / Jayanta Mahapatra ; Deadly radiation blues, Endangered species list blues / Jayne Cortez ; Dying back, When earth becomes an "it" / Marilou Awiakta ; from A small place / Jamaica kincaid ; Western civilization / Agostinho Neto ; Hanging clothes in the sun / Cheryl Savageau ; Bringing forth new life / Sadako Kurihara ; No ordinary sun / Hone Tuwhare ; Stuff : chickens and bombs, That's the place Indians talk about, To change life in a good way / Simon Ortiz ; Wolf Blue / Alex Smith ; Every traveler has one Vermont poem / Audre Lorde ; Very few specimens : but a lot of bull / P. Sainath ; Into the suburban wild / Jeffrey Myers ; Thieves of light / Martín Espada ; from Late Victorian holocausts / Mike Davis ; Boat ceremony / Ishimure Michiko ; El Cementerio, Villa El Salvador, Peru / Julia Lisella ; Letter from Mama Dot / Fred D'Aguiar ; What holds the water, what holds the light / Linda Hogan ; What I learned in Grenada / Tanya Shirley ; Apple, Speed / Roger Sedarat ; Interstate 93 / EJ class collective, 2013 --
Part 3. A world to win. The universal declaration of human rights / United Nations ; Principles of environmental justice / People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit ; The greater common good / Arundhati Roy ; Bread and roses / Lawrence women workers ; Whose earth is it, anyway? / James H. Cone ; Grandmother Ishtoua teaches, Wisdoms of the corn / Marilou Awiakta ; Earth democracy in action / Vandana Shiva ; Ogoni! Ogoni!, To Mandy Garner, Summing-up : defence statement / Ken Saro Wiwa ; Nobel Peace Prize lecture, 2004 / Wangari Maathai ; Stop whining, start winning, Sustaining radicalism, What are we waiting for? / Michael Albert.
Responsibility: edited by Elizabeth Ammons and Modhumita Roy.
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