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Under Corporate Skies :  A Struggle Between People, Place and Profit - Brueckner Martin & Ross Dyann

Under Corporate Skies

A Struggle Between People, Place and Profit

Paperback Published: 2nd August 2010
ISBN: 9781921361760
Number Of Pages: 316

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Under Corporate Skies is about what happens to communities when they stand in the way of corporate profits. It is the story of a tiny town pitted against a strong corporate neighbour.

With the help of international campaigner, Erin Brockovich, the small town of Yarloop in Western Australia is preparing a civil class action against Alcoa World Alumina. The struggle is over social, health and environmental concerns surrounding Alcoa's Wagerup alumina refinery.

This story will resonate with national and international communities facing similar clashes amidst ongoing industrialisation. As we live under expanding corporate skies, this book shows that profits matter, but not more than people and place.

Industry Reviews

"The book explores the complicated issues that have arisen from the location of the Wagerup refinery . . . the authors argue more for a shared vision and working partnerships." --"The West Australian"

Forewordp. 3
Prefacep. 8
Acknowledgementsp. 10
Introductionp. 12
A small town and its corporate neighbourp. 18
The pathology of industry-community relationsp. 37
Local stories about regional (un)sustainabilityp. 61
The corporation's public storyp. 126
Small government and big businessp. 159
Sustainability doublespeakp. 199
Towards a just ethic of people, place and profitp. 238
Notesp. 271
Referencesp. 294
Indexp. 312
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ISBN: 9781921361760
ISBN-10: 192136176X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 2nd August 2010
Publisher: Fremantle Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1

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