This collection of essays by local activists and nationally recognized scholars deals with the history, status, and dilemmas of environmental justice. These essays provide a comprehensive overview of social and political aspects associated with environmental injustices in minority and poor communities. It will provide a solid platform for dialogue between activists and policymakers or between teachers and students.
Gerald R. Visgilio is professor of economics at Connecticut College and has spent nearly three decades teaching and working in the area of environmental and natural resource economics. Diana M. Whitelaw is assistant director of the Goodwin-Niering Center for Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies at Connecticut College.
Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Environmental Hazards in Poor and Minority Communities Chapter 3 History and Issues of the Environmental Justice Movement Chapter 4 Environmental Justice and the Social Determinants of Health Chapter 5 Green Imperialism: Indigenous People and Conservation of Natural Environments Part 6 Empirical Research and Methodological Challenges Chapter 7 Burning and Burying in Connecticut: Are Regional Solutions to Solid Waste Disposal Equitable? Chapter 8 Risky Business? Relying on Empirical Studies to Assess Environmental Justice Part 9 Responses to Environmental Injustices Chapter 10 Syndrome Behavior and the Politics of Environmental Justice Chapter 11 Confronting Environmental Injustice in Connecticut Chapter 12 For the People: American Indian and Hispanic Women in New Mexico's Environmental Justice Movement Part 13 Prospects for the Future Chapter 14 In Pursuit of Healthy and Livable Communities Chapter 15 Three Political Problems for Environmental Justice