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Environmental Inequalities

Environmental Inequalities Author Andrew Hurley
ISBN-10 0807898783
Release 2009-11-30
Pages 266
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By examining environmental change through the lens of conflicting social agendas, Andrew Hurley uncovers the historical roots of environmental inequality in contemporary urban America. Hurley's study focuses on the steel mill community of Gary, Indiana, a city that was sacrificed, like a thousand other American places, to industrial priorities in the decades following World War II. Although this period witnessed the emergence of a powerful environmental crusade and a resilient quest for equality and social justice among blue-collar workers and African Americans, such efforts often conflicted with the needs of industry. To secure their own interests, manufacturers and affluent white suburbanites exploited divisions of race and class, and the poor frequently found themselves trapped in deteriorating neighborhoods and exposed to dangerous levels of industrial pollution. In telling the story of Gary, Hurley reveals liberal capitalism's difficulties in reconciling concerns about social justice and quality of life with the imperatives of economic growth. He also shows that the power to mold the urban landscape was intertwined with the ability to govern social relations.

Environmental Inequalities

Environmental Inequalities Author Andrew Hurley
ISBN-10 9780807845189
Release 1995
Pages 246
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By examining environmental change through the lens of conflicting social agendas, Andrew Hurley uncovers the historical roots of environmental inequality in contemporary urban America. Hurley's study focuses on the steel mill community of Gary, Indiana, a

Environmental inequalities

Environmental inequalities Author Andrew Hurley
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105009779138
Release 1995
Pages 246
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Environmental inequalities has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Environmental inequalities also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Environmental inequalities book for free.

Common Fields

Common Fields Author Andrew Hurley
ISBN-10 1883982154
Release 1997
Pages 319
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In Common Fields, environmental historian Andrew Hurley has gathered thirteen original essays to tell a compelling story of one city's history. It is a story built on the never-ending tension between urban growth and environmental sustainability - a tension that defines the fate not just of St. Louis, but of cities around the world. In these pages, geographers, archaeologists, and historians come together to consider the enduring ties between a city's diverse residents and the physical environment on which their well-being depends.

The Price of Nuclear Power

The Price of Nuclear Power Author Stephanie A. Malin
ISBN-10 9780813569802
Release 2015-05-21
Pages 238
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Rising fossil fuel prices and concerns about greenhouse gas emissions are fostering a nuclear power renaissance and a revitalized uranium mining industry across the American West. In The Price of Nuclear Power, environmental sociologist Stephanie Malin offers an on-the-ground portrait of several uranium communities caught between the harmful legacy of previous mining booms and the potential promise of new economic development. Using this context, she examines how shifting notions of environmental justice inspire divergent views about nuclear power’s sustainability and equally divisive forms of social activism. Drawing on extensive fieldwork conducted in rural isolated towns such as Monticello, Utah, and Nucla and Naturita, Colorado, as well as in upscale communities like Telluride, Colorado, and incorporating interviews with community leaders, environmental activists, radiation regulators, and mining executives, Malin uncovers a fundamental paradox of the nuclear renaissance: the communities most hurt by uranium’s legacy—such as high rates of cancers, respiratory ailments, and reproductive disorders—were actually quick to support industry renewal. She shows that many impoverished communities support mining not only because of the employment opportunities, but also out of a personal identification with uranium, a sense of patriotism, and new notions of environmentalism. But other communities, such as Telluride, have become sites of resistance, skeptical of industry and government promises of safe mining, fearing that regulatory enforcement won’t be strong enough. Indeed, Malin shows that the nuclear renaissance has exacerbated social divisions across the Colorado Plateau, threatening social cohesion. Malin further illustrates ways in which renewed uranium production is not a socially sustainable form of energy development for rural communities, as it is utterly dependent on unstable global markets. The Price of Nuclear Power is an insightful portrait of the local impact of the nuclear renaissance and the social and environmental tensions inherent in the rebirth of uranium mining.

Transforming Environmentalism

Transforming Environmentalism Author Eileen McGurty
ISBN-10 9780813546780
Release 2009-09-01
Pages 204
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Transforming Environmentalism explores a moment central to the emergence of the environmental justice movement. In 1978, residents of predominantly African American Warren County, North Carolina, were that the state planned to build a land fill to hold forty thousand cubic yards of soil contaminated with PCBs from illegal dumping. They responded with a four-year resistance, ending in a month of protests with over 500 arrests from civil disobedience and disruptive actions. Eileen McGurty traces the evolving approaches residents took to contest environmental racism in their community and shows how activism in Warren County spurred greater political debate and became a model for communities across the nation.

Beyond Preservation

Beyond Preservation Author Andrew Hurley
ISBN-10 9781439902301
Release 2010-05-21
Pages 248
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A framework for stabilizing and strengthening inner-city neighborhoods through the public interpretation of historic landscapes.

Lamar Series in Western History

Lamar Series in Western History Author Matthew W. Klingle
ISBN-10 0300150121
Release 2008
Pages 344
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Lamar Series in Western History has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Lamar Series in Western History also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Lamar Series in Western History book for free.

Crimes against Nature

Crimes against Nature Author Karl Jacoby
ISBN-10 9780520957930
Release 2014-02-22
Pages 332
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Crimes against Nature reveals the hidden history behind three of the nation's first parklands: the Adirondacks, Yellowstone, and the Grand Canyon. Focusing on conservation's impact on local inhabitants, Karl Jacoby traces the effect of criminalizing such traditional practices as hunting, fishing, foraging, and timber cutting in the newly created parks. Jacoby reassesses the nature of these "crimes" and provides a rich portrait of rural people and their relationship with the natural world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Breathing Space

Breathing Space Author Gregg Mitman
ISBN-10 0300138326
Release 2008-10-01
Pages 309
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Allergy is the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States. More than fifty million Americans suffer from allergies, and they spend an estimated $18 billion coping with them. Yet despite advances in biomedicine and enormous investment in research over the past fifty years, the burden of allergic disease continues to grow. Why have we failed to reverse this trend? Breathing Space offers an intimate portrait of how allergic disease has shaped American culture, landscape, and life. Drawing on environmental, medical, and cultural history and the life stories of people, plants, and insects, Mitman traces how America’s changing environment from the late 1800s to the present day has led to the epidemic growth of allergic disease. We have seen a never-ending stream of solutions to combat allergies, from hay fever resorts, herbicides, and air-conditioned homes to numerous potions and pills. But, as Mitman shows, despite the quest for a magic bullet, none of the attempted solutions has succeeded. Until we address how our changing environment—physical, biological, social, and economic—has helped to create America’s allergic landscape, that hoped-for success will continue to elude us.

Conservation in the Progressive Era

Conservation in the Progressive Era Author David Stradling
ISBN-10 9780295803807
Release 2012-04-01
Pages 112
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Conservation was the first nationwide political movement in American history to grapple with environmental problems like waste, pollution, resource exhaustion, and sustainability. At its height, the conservation movement was a critical aspect of the broader reforms undertaken in the Progressive Era (1890-1910), as the rapidly industrializing nation struggled to protect human health, natural beauty, and "national efficiency." This highly effective Progressive Era movement was distinct from earlier conservation efforts and later environmentalist reforms. Conservation in the Progressive Era places conservation in historical context, using the words of participants in and opponents to the movement. Together, the documents collected here reveal the various and sometimes conflicting uses of the term "conservation" and the contested nature of the reforms it described. This collection includes classic texts by such well-known figures as Theodore Roosevelt, Gifford Pinchot, and John Muir, as well as texts from lesser-known but equally important voices that are often overlooked in environmental studies: those of rural communities, women, and the working class. These lively selections provoke unexpected questions and ideas about many of the significant environmental issues facing us today.

Taming Manhattan

Taming Manhattan Author Catherine McNeur
ISBN-10 9780674725096
Release 2014-11-03
Pages 312
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From 1815 to 1865, as city blocks encroached on farmland to accommodate Manhattan’s exploding population, prosperous New Yorkers developed new ideas about what an urban environment should contain—ideas that poorer immigrants resisted. As Catherine McNeur shows, taming Manhattan came at the cost of amplifying environmental and economic disparities.

Diners Bowling Alleys and Trailer Parks

Diners  Bowling Alleys and Trailer Parks Author Andrew Hurley
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105110219206
Release 2001
Pages 409
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Through the colorful history of the three quintessentially American institutions of diners, bowling alleys, and trailer parks, an examination of the struggle of blue-collar Americans to attain the good life after two long decades of depression and war.

Boom Bust Exodus

Boom  Bust  Exodus Author Chad Broughton
ISBN-10 9780199765614
Release 2014-12-10
Pages 399
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Recounts the closing of Maytag's Galesburg, Illinois plant and its relocation to Reynosa, Mexico, and details how the economic shift affected individuals in both cities.

The Deindustrialized World

The Deindustrialized World Author Steven High
ISBN-10 9780774834964
Release 2017-07-20
Pages 388
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Since the 1970s, the closure of mines, mills, and factories has marked a rupture in working-class lives. The Deindustrialized World interrogates the process of industrial ruination, from the first impact of layoffs in metropolitan cities, suburban areas, and single-industry towns to the shock waves that rippled outward, affecting entire regions, countries, and beyond. Scholars from five nations share personal stories of ruin and ruination and ask others what it means to be working class in a postindustrial world. Together, they open a window on the lived experiences of people living at ground zero of deindustrialization, revealing its layered impacts and examining how workers, environmentalists, activists, and the state have responded to its challenges.

The Second Gold Rush

The Second Gold Rush Author Marilynn S. Johnson
ISBN-10 9780520207011
Release 1996-12-29
Pages 328
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"At last, a close-in account of California during its moment of rebirth, World War II. . . . A book that helps us to understand California's past and also its present."—James N. Gregory, author of American Exodus

Rooted in the Earth

Rooted in the Earth Author Dianne D. Glave
ISBN-10 9781569767535
Release 2010-08-01
Pages 208
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With a basis in environmental history, this groundbreaking study challenges the idea that a meaningful attachment to nature and the outdoors is contrary to the black experience. The discussion shows that contemporary African American culture is usually seen as an urban culture, one that arose out of the Great Migration and has contributed to international trends in fashion, music, and the arts ever since. But because of this urban focus, many African Americans are not at peace with their rich but tangled agrarian legacy. On one hand, the book shows, nature and violence are connected in black memory, especially in disturbing images such as slave ships on the ocean, exhaustion in the fields, dogs in the woods, and dead bodies hanging from trees. In contrast, though, there is also a competing tradition of African American stewardship of the land that should be better known. Emphasizing the tradition of black environmentalism and using storytelling techniques to dramatize the work of black naturalists, this account corrects the record and urges interested urban dwellers to get back to the land.