Environmental Justice in the New Millennium (F.C. Steady)

Author

Filomina Chioma Steady

Keywords

Environmental Justice, Cross-Culturally, Gendered Dimensions, Neo-colonialism, Internal Colonialism, Chronic Environmental Injustice, Water, Hazardous Waste, Nuclear Energy, Health, South Africa, Race, Class, Hurricane Katrina, Landowners

Abstract

Environmental Justice is one of the most important human rights challenge today. It combats the targeting people of color and poor people for the burdens of environmental degradation and pollution. Case studies from various parts of the world explore themes that include: historical and theoretical perspectives on Environmental Justice; the persistence of models of domination, exploitation and discrimination; gender implications of environmental degradation; violence and militarization; corporate globalization, climate change and the tragedy of Katrina. The Environmental Justice Movement represents a combination of academic, political, legal and grass-roots activism against environmental and social injustices.

Citation

Filomina Chioma Steady (ed), Environmental Justice in the New Millennium: Global Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity, and Human Rights (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)

Paper

Environmental Justice in the New Millennium: Global Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity, and Human Rights

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