Faces of Environmental Racism: Confronting Issues of Global Justice

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Juni 2001



Through case studies that highlight the type of information that is seldom reported in the news, Faces of Environmental Racism exposes the type and magnitude of environmental racism, both domestic and international. The essays explore the justice of current environmental practices, asking such questions as whether cost-benefit analysis is an appropriate analytic technique and whether there are alternate routes to sustainable development in the South.


Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Foreword Chapter 3 Introduction Part 4 Foundations Chapter 5 Decision Making Chapter 6 Environmental Justice: A National Priority Chapter 7 Living in the City: Urban United States and Environmental Justice Chapter 8 Just Garbage Chapter 9 Black Trash Part 10 Racism in North America Chapter 11 Africville: Environmental Racism Chapter 12 The Faces of Environmental Racism: Titusville, Alabama, and BFI Chapter 13 Consent, Equity, and Environmental Justice: A Louisiana Case Study Chapter 14 Other Faces: Latinos and Environmental justice Part 15 Racism in Africa Chapter 16 Multinational Corporations, Developed Nations and Environmental Racism: Toxic Waste, Oil Exploration and Eco-catastrophe Chapter 17 Somalia: Environmental Degradation and Environmental Racism Chapter 18 South Africa: Environmental Sustainability Needs Empowerment of Women


Laura Westra is professor emerita of philosophy at the University of Windsor and the author or editor of numerous books, including An Environmental Proposal for Ethics (Rowman & Littlefield, 1994), Faces of Environmental Racism (Rowman & Littlefield, 1995), Perspectives on Ecological Integrity (Kluwer), The Greeks and the Environment (Rowman & Littlefield, 1997) and Technology and Values (Rowman & Littlefield, 1998). Bill Lawson is professor of philosophy at Michigan State University.


This wide-ranging collection of essays ... is vivid and rigorous. -- Bernard Boxill, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill A compelling collection ... [on] a global issue that demands our immediate attention. -- Angela Y. Davis Within the context of civil rights, the book clearly illustrates the role of environmental health and justice. CHOICE This volume portrays extremely well the diversity of perpetrators and victims of environmental injustice around the world. The book makes a strong contribution to the literature, and it is one of the few volumes to recognize environmental justice as a pressing domestic and international issue concurrently. Environment In its second edition Faces of Environmental Racism remains an accessible and penetrating introduction to the issue of environmental racism in North America and as perpetrated in Africa by multi-national corporations based in industrialised western nations. Environmental Values Westra and Wenz have provided an invaluable and long overdue anthology in which all essays ... provide insights not available elsewhere. Faces is accessible, yet challenging, and should be required reading in environmental ethics and policy courses, and would be a valuable supplement in social, political, and ethnic studies courses as well... [and] provides a compelling cultural mirror of environmental injustice from which we cannot turn away. -- Shai Collins-Chobanian, University of Arizona, West Environmental Ethics
EAN: 9780742512498
ISBN: 0742512495
Untertitel: 'Studies in Social, Political, '. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2001
Seitenanzahl: 272 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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