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Faces of Environmental Racism : Confronting Issues of Global Justice - Laura Westra

Faces of Environmental Racism

Confronting Issues of Global Justice

By: Laura Westra (Editor), Bill Lawson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 28th January 2001
ISBN: 9780742512498
Number Of Pages: 272

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Racial minorities in the United States are disproportionately exposed to toxic wastes and other environmental hazards, and cleanup efforts in their communities are slower and less thorough than efforts elsewhere. Internationally, wealthy countries of the North increasingly ship hazardous wastes to poorer countries of the South, resulting in such tragedies as the disaster at Bhopal. 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. The second edition of this unique volume further explores the ongoing problem of environmental racism. With a new introduction and preface, and new chapters by such experts as Charles W. Mills, Robert Melchior Figueroa, and Segun Gbadegesin, the second edition of Faces of Environmental Racism carries on the work of the first.

This wide-ranging collection of essays . . . is vivid and rigorous.--Bernard Boxill, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Forewordp. ix
Preface to the Second Editionp. xv
Introductionp. xvii
Decision Makingp. 3
Environmental Justice: A National Priorityp. 29
Living for the City: Urban United States and Environmental Justicep. 41
Just Garbagep. 57
Black Trashp. 73
Racism in North America
Africville: Environmental Racismp. 95
The Faces of Environmental Racism: Titusville, Alabama, and BFIp. 113
Consent, Equity, and Environmental Justice: A Louisiana Case Studyp. 141
Other Faces: Latinos and Environmental Justicep. 167
Racism in Africa
Multinational Corporations, Developed Nations, and Environmental Racism: Toxic Waste, Oil Exploration, and Eco-Catastrophep. 187
Somalia: Environmental Degradation and Environmental Racismp. 203
South Africa: Environmental Sustainability Needs Empowerment of Womenp. 229
Indexp. 249
About the Contributorsp. 263
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ISBN: 9780742512498
ISBN-10: 0742512495
Series: Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 28th January 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.03 x 15.29  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised