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Power, Justice, and Environment : A Critical Appraisal of the Environmental Justice Movement

Power, Justice, and Environment : A Critical Appraisal of the Environmental Justice Movement - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0262661935

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ISBN13: 978-0262661935
ISBN10: 0262661934
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: MIT Press
Published: 2005
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Power, Justice, and Environment : A Critical Appraisal of the Environmental Justice Movement - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0262661935

David Naguib Pellow and Robert J. Brulle

ISBN13: 978-0262661935
ISBN10: 0262661934
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: MIT Press

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

For almost 30 years, the environmental justice movement (EJM) has challenged the environmental and health inequities that are often linked with social inequities, calling attention to the disproportionate burden of pollution borne by low-income and minority communities. The successes of the movement have been celebrated, and the EJM's impact on the direction of environmental policy, research, and activism is widely acknowledged. But the literature on environmental justice lacks a real assessment of the movement's effectiveness. This book provides just such a critical appraisal, examining the EJM's tactics, strategies, rhetoric, organizational structure, and resource base. With chapters by both scholars and activists, the book links theory and practice with the aim of contributing to a more effective movement.

Power, Justice, and the Environment looks first at the progress, failures, and successes of the EJM over the years. A comparison with the Civil Rights movement draws some provocative conclusions.The book next focuses on the development of new strategies and cultural perspectives, considering, among other topics, alternative models for community mobilization and alternative organizational structure. Finally, the book examines the effect of globalization on environmental inequality and how the EJM can address transnational environmental injustices.

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