The Quest for Environmental Justice : Human Rights and the Politics of Pollution

The Quest for Environmental Justice : Human Rights and the Politics of Pollution

Description

This much anticipated follow-up to Dr. Robert D. Bullard's highly acclaimed Unequal Protection: Environmental Justice and Communities of Color captures the voices of frontline warriors who are battling environmental injustice and human rights abuses at the grassroots level around the world, and challenging government and industry. policies and globalization trends that place people of color and the poor at special risk.
Part I presents an overview of the early environmental justice movement and highlights key leadership roles assumed by women activists. Part II examines the lives of people living in "sacrifice zones"--toxic corridors (such as Louisiana's infamous "Cancer Alley") where high concentrations of polluting industries are found. Part III explores land use, land rights, resource extraction, and sustainable development conflicts, including Chicano struggles in America's Southwest. Part IV examines human rights and global justice issues, including an analysis of South Africa's legacy of environmental racism and the corruption and continuing violence plaguing the oil-rich Niger Delta.
Together, the diverse contributors to this much-anticipated follow-up anthology present an inspiring and illuminating picture of the environmental justice movement in the first decade of the twenty-first century.


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Details

Author(s)
Robert D. Bullard
Format
Paperback | 414 pages
Dimensions
153 x 229 x 24.64mm | 567g
Publication date
30 Nov 2005
Publisher
Sierra Club Books
Publication City/Country
San Francisco, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
1578051207
ISBN13
9781578051205
Bestsellers rank
763,072