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Standing our ground : women, environmental justice, and the fight to end mountaintop removal

Author: Joyce M Barry
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, ©2012.
Series: Ohio University Press series in race, ethnicity, and gender in Appalachia.
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Mountaintop removal coal mining, which involves demolishing the tops of hills and mountains to provide access to coal seams, is one of the most significant environmental threats in Appalachia. This  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce M Barry
ISBN: 9780821419977 0821419978 9780821444108 0821444107
OCLC Number: 768800649
Description: xii, 190 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Living in a sacrifice zone: gender, the political economy of coal, and anti-mountaintop removal activism --
Gender and anti-mountaintop removal activism : expanding the environmental justice framework --
Remembering the past, working for the future : West Virginia women fight for sustainable communities and environmental heritage --
Saving the endangered hillbilly : Appalachian stereotypes and cultural identity in the anti-mountaintop removal movement --
Situating the particular and the universal: gender, environmental justice, and mountaintop removal in a global context.
Series Title: Ohio University Press series in race, ethnicity, and gender in Appalachia.
Responsibility: Joyce M. Barry.

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