The Quest For Environmental Justice: Human Rights And The Politics Of Pollution
The Quest For Environmental Justice: Human Rights And The Politics Of Pollution

The Quest For Environmental Justice: Human Rights And The Politics Of Pollution

  • Publish Date: 2005-10-01
  • Binding: Paperback
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This much anticipated follow-up to Dr. Robert D. Bullards 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 zonestoxic corridors (such as Louisianas 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 Americas Southwest. Part IV examines human rights and global justice issues, including an analysis of South Africas 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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