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This article examines the potential future of the U.S. environmental justice movement in a time of economic uncertainty, increasing inequality, and an ascendant white right. It traces the origins of “whiteness” as a historically contingent concept within American history and its relationship to...
Research on environmental racism has emphasized positive rationality. While useful for policy and legal interventions, this is problematic from a radical political and theoretical viewpoint. By examining two key research questions–is “race” or class responsible for discriminatory patterns? which...
The principle of environmental equity constitutes a challenge to local autonomy and democratic practice. Community protest is sometimes hailed as an expression of local autonomy, sometimes derided as NIMBYism. To disentangle these issues we must reexamine environmental justice in light of the...
A case study of environmental justice organizing in South Carolina explores how local activists can build an oppositional ideology that connects to a broader agenda for social justice. A multi‐issue, state‐wide workers' rights organization provided ideological context and strategic experience...
Environmental justice and community food security represent parallel though largely separate movements whose linkage would help establish a new community development, environmental, and empowerment‐based discourse. Environmental justice has been limited by its risk discrimination focus, even as...
Book reviewed in this articles: H. Fraad, S. Resnick and R. Wolff Bringing it all Back Home: Class, Gender and Power in the Modern Household. Derek Gregory, Geographical Imaginations. K. Blomley (1994) Law, Space, and the Geographies of Power Vered Amit‐Talai and Henri Lustiger‐Thaler (Eds.)...
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