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.
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.
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