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The Struggle for Ecological Democracy: Environmental Justice Movements in the United States (Democracy and Ecology)

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Illuminating manifold connections between the exploitation of nature and the exploitation of vulnerable communities, a new wave of grass-roots environmentalism is building in the United States. Groups that have traditionally been at the periphery of mainstream environmentalism — poor people, working people, and people of color — are fusing the fight for a healthy environment with historical struggles for civil rights and social justice. This timely book brings together leading scholars and activists to provide an eco-socialist perspective on the goals, strategies, and accomplishments of the environmental justice movement, and to explore the emerging principles of ecological democracy which undergird it. It is essential reading for anyone who holds out the hope for lasting solutions to America's social and ecological crises.

Book News Annotation:

Collected and published in conjunction with the Center for Political Ecology, most of the 12 essays in this collection (along with an extensive introduction by the editor) are drawn from the international journal Capitalism, Nature, Socialism: A Journal of Socialist Ecology. Representing a diverse group of activists, scholars, researchers, and professionals, the contributors address such issues as new challenges for the environmental justice movement; workers, production, and the environment; lessons from the ancient forest struggle in the Pacific Northwest--the limits of environmentalism without class; and Hispano grazing in the Southwest--ecological legitimacy and cultural essentialism.
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Book News Annotation:

Collected and published in conjunction with the Center for Political Ecology, most of the 12 essays in this collection (along with an extensive introduction by the editor) are drawn from the international journal Capitalism, Nature, Socialism: A Journal of Socialist Ecology. Representing a diverse group of activists, scholars, researchers, and professionals, the contributors address such issues as new challenges for the environmental justice movement; workers, production, and the environment; lessons from the ancient forest struggle in the Pacific Northwest--the limits of environmentalism without class; and Hispano grazing in the Southwest--ecological legitimacy and cultural essentialism. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Corporate America increasingly relies on environmentally unsustainable forms of production, and not all Americans bear their costs equally. People of color are 47 percent more likely than whites to live near a hazardous waste facility. Fifty-seven percent of whites live in areas with poor air quality, compared to 80 percent of Latinos. Nationwide, nearly a thousand farm workers die of pesticide poisoning each year.

Illuminating manifold connections between the exploitation of nature and the exploitation of vulnerable communities, a new wave of grassroots environmentalism is building in the United States. Groups that have traditionally been at the periphery of mainstream environmentalism--poor people, working people, and people of color--are fusing the fight for a healthy environment with historical struggles for civil rights and social justice. This timely book brings together leading scholars and activists to provide an ecosocialist perspective on the goals, strategies, and accomplishments of the environmental justice movement, and to explore the emerging principles of ecological democracy that undergird it.

About the Author

Daniel Faber, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University and a co-founding editor of Capitalism, Nature, Socialism: A Journal of Socialist Ecology. A longtime social and environmental activist, Dr. Faber has published widely on the Central and North American environmental crises. He is the author of Environments Under Fire, CHOICE Magazine's 1993 Outstanding Academic Book of the Year on Latin America.

Table of Contents

Foreword, Carl Anthony

Introduction, Faber

1. The Political Ecology of American Capitalism: New Challenges for the Environmental Justice Movement, Faber

2. Dying for a Living: Workers, Production, and the Environment, Levenstein and Wooding

3. Risk and Justice: Capitalist Production and the Environment, Field

4. Environmental Justice from the Grassroots: Reflections on History, Gender, and Expertise, Di Chiro

5. Popular Epidemiology and the Struggle for Community Health in the Environmental Justice Movement, Novotny

6. The Network for Environmental and Economic Justice in the Southwest: An Interview with Richard Moore, Almeida

7. The Limits of Environmentalism without Class: Lessons from the Ancient Forest Struggle of the Pacific Northwest, Foster

8. Remapping North American Environmentalism: Contending Visions and Divergent Practices in the Fight over NAFTA, Dreiling

9. Earth First! in Northern California: An Interview with Judi Bari, Bevington

10. Racism and Resource Colonization, Gedicks

11. Ecological Legitimacy and Cultural Essentialism: Hispano Grazing in the Southwest, Pulido

12. The "Brown" and the "Green" Revisited: Chicanos and Environmental Politics in the Upper Rio Grande, Peña and Mondragon-Valdéz

Product Details

ISBN:
9781572303423
Editor:
Faber, Daniel Richard
Foreword:
Anthony, Carl Sferrazza
Foreword by:
Anthony, Carl Sferrazza
Foreword:
Anthony, Carl Sferrazza
Editor:
Faber, Daniel
Editor:
Faber, Daniel Richard
Author:
Faber, Daniel Richard
Author:
Faber, Daniel
Publisher:
Guilford Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Environmental policy
Subject:
Practical Politics
Subject:
Environmentalism
Subject:
Environmental justice.
Subject:
Environmentalism -- Political aspects -- United States.
Subject:
Policy
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Political Process - General
Subject:
Policy
Subject:
Environmental policy -- United States.
Subject:
Environmental justice -- United States.
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Democracy and Ecology
Publication Date:
19980731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
366
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Corporate America increasingly relies on environmentally unsustainable forms of production, and not all Americans bear their costs equally. People of color are 47 percent more likely than whites to live near a hazardous waste facility. Fifty-seven percent of whites live in areas with poor air quality, compared to 80 percent of Latinos. Nationwide, nearly a thousand farm workers die of pesticide poisoning each year.

Illuminating manifold connections between the exploitation of nature and the exploitation of vulnerable communities, a new wave of grassroots environmentalism is building in the United States. Groups that have traditionally been at the periphery of mainstream environmentalism--poor people, working people, and people of color--are fusing the fight for a healthy environment with historical struggles for civil rights and social justice. This timely book brings together leading scholars and activists to provide an ecosocialist perspective on the goals, strategies, and accomplishments of the environmental justice movement, and to explore the emerging principles of ecological democracy that undergird it.

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