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The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice presents an extensive and cutting-edge introduction to the diverse, rapidly growing body of research on pressing issues of environmental justice and injustice. With wide-ranging discussion of current debates, controversies, and questions in the history, theory, and methods of environmental justice research, contributed by over 90 leading social scientists, natural scientists, humanists, and scholars from professional disciplines from six continents, it is an essential resource both for newcomers to this research and for experienced scholars and practitioners. The chapters of this volume examine the roots of environmental justice activism, lay out and assess key theories and approaches, and consider the many different substantive issues that have been the subject of activism, empirical research, and policy development throughout the world. The Handbook features critical reviews of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methodological approaches and explicitly addresses interdisciplinarity, transdisciplinarity, and engaged research. Instead of adopting a narrow regional focus, it tackles substantive issues and presents perspectives from political and cultural systems across the world, as well as addressing activism for environmental justice at the global scale. Its chapters do not simply review the state of the art, but also propose new conceptual frameworks and directions for research, policy, and practice. Providing detailed but accessible overviews of the complex, varied dimensions of environmental justice and injustice, the Handbook is an essential guide and reference not only for researchers engaged with environmental justice, but also for undergraduate and graduate teaching and for policymakers and activists.show more

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  • Hardback | 688 pages
  • 174 x 246 x 38.1mm | 1,315.42g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 32 black & white illustrations, 17 black & white tables, 6 black & white halftones, 26 black & white line drawings
  • 1138932825
  • 9781138932821

About Ryan Holifield

Ryan Holifield is an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His research interests include environmental justice policy and practice, social and political dimensions of urban environmental change, and stakeholder participation in environmental governance. Jayajit Chakraborty is a Professor of Geography in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and Director of the Socio-Environmental and Geospatial Analysis Lab at the University of Texas at El Paso. His research interests are located at the intersection of hazards geography, health geography, and urban geography, and encompass a wide range of environmental and social justice issues. Gordon Walker is Professor of Environment, Risk and Justice in the Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, UK. His research focuses on environmental justice, sustainable energy transitions and the dynamics of energy demand. Recent books include Environmental Justice: Concepts, evidence and politics (Routledge 2012) and Energy Justice in a Changing Climate (2013).show more

Table of contents

List of figures List of tables Notes on contributors Acknowledgements 1 Introduction: the worlds of environmental justice Ryan Holifield, Jayajit Chakraborty and Gordon Walker Part I: SITUATING, ANALYSING AND THEORISING ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE 2 Historicizing the personal and the political: evolving racial formations and the environmental justice movement Laura Pulido 3 Social movements for environmental justice through the lens of social movement theory Diane M. Sicotte and Robert J. Brulle 4 Environmental justice movements and political opportunity structures David N. Pellow 5 Environmental justice and rational choice theory William M. Bowen 6 The political economy of environmental justice Daniel Faber 7 Feminism and environmental justice Greta Gaard 8 Opening black boxes: environmental justice and injustice through the lens of science and technology studies Gwen Ottinger 9 Procedural environmental justice Derek Bell and Jayne Carrick 10 The recognition paradigm of environmental injustice Kyle Whyte 11 A capabilities approach to environmental justice Rosie Day 12 Vulnerability, equality, and environmental justice: the potential and limits of law Sheila R. Foster 13 Environmental human rights Kerri Woods 14 Sustainability discourses and justice: towards social-ecological justice Ulrika Gunnarsson-Ostling and Asa Svenfelt PART II: METHODS IN ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE RESEARCH 15 Spatial representation and estimation of environmental risk: a review of analytic approaches Jayajit Chakraborty 16 Assessing population at risk: areal interpolation and dasymetric mapping Juliana Maantay and Andrew Maroko 17 Application of spatial statistical techniques Jeremy Mennis and Megan Heckert 18 Historical approaches to environmental justice Christopher G. Boone and Geoffrey L. Buckley 19 The ethics of embodied engagement: ethnographies of environmental justice Kathleen M. de Onis and Phaedra C. Pezzullo 20 Storytelling environmental justice: cultural studies approaches Donna Houston and Pavithra Vasudevan 21 Facilitating transdisciplinary conversations in environmental justice studies Jonathan K. London, Julie Sze, and Mary L. Cadenasso 22 Cumulative risk assessment: an analytic tool to inform policy choices about environmental justice Ken Sexton and Stephen H. Linder 23 A review of community-engaged research approaches used to achieve environmental justice and eliminate disparities Sacoby Wilson, Aaron Aber, Lindsey Wright and Vivek Ravichandran 24 Participatory GIS and community-based citizen science for environmental justice action Muki Haklay and Louise Francis PART III: SUBSTANTIVE ISSUES IN ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE RESEARCH 25 Streams of toxic and hazardous waste disparities, politics and policy Troy D. Abel and Mark Stephan 26 Air pollution and respiratory health: does better evidence lead to policy paralysis? Michael Buzzelli 27 Water justice: key concepts, debates and research agendas Leila M. Harris, Scott McKenzie, Lucy Rodina, Sameer H. Shah and Nicole J. Wilson 28 Environmental justice and flood hazards: a conceptual framework applied to emerging findings and future research needs Timothy W. Collins and Sara E. Grineski 29 Climate change and environmental justice Philip Coventry and Chukwumerije Okereke 30 Environmental justice and large-scale mining Leire Urkidi and Mariana Walter 31 Justice in energy system transitions: a synthesis and agenda Karen Bickerstaff 32 Transportation and environmental justice: History and emerging practice Alex Karner, Aaron Golub, Karel Martens and Glenn Robinson 33 Food justice: an environmental justice approach to food and agriculture Alison Hope Alkon 34 Environmental crime and justice: a green criminological examination Michael J. Lynch and Kimberly L. Barrett 35 Urban parks, gardens and greenspace Jason Byrne 36 Urban planning, community (re)development and environmental gentrification: Emerging challenges for green and equitable neighbourhoods Isabelle Anguelovski, Anna Livia Brand, Eric Chu and Kian Goh 37 Just conservation: the evolving relationship between society and protected areas Maureen G. Reed and Colleen George PART IV: GLOBAL AND REGIONAL DIMENSIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE RESEARCH 38 Free-market economics, multinational corporations and environmental justice in a globalized world Ruchi Anand 39 Global environmental justice: radical and transformative movements past and present Leah Temper 40 Environmental justice for a changing Arctic and its original peoples Alana Shaw 41 Environmental injustice in resource-rich Aboriginal Australia Donna Green, Marianne Sullivan and Karrina Nolan 42 Environmental justice across borders: lessons from the US-Mexico borderlands Sara E. Grineski and Timothy W. Collins 43 The dawn of environmental justice?: the record of left and socialist governance in Central and South America Karen Bell 44 Urban environmental (in)justice in Latin America: the case of Chile Alexis Vasquez, Michael Lukas, Marcela Salgado and Jose Mayorga 45 Environmental justice in Nigeria: divergent tales, paradoxes and future prospects Rhuks T. Ako and Damilola S. Olawuyi 46 Sub-imperial ecosystem management in Africa: continental implications of South African environmental injustices Patrick Bond 47 Environmental justice and attachment to place: Australian cases David Schlosberg, Lauren Rickards and Jason Byrne 48 Environmental justice in South and Southeast Asia: inequalities and struggles in rural and urban contexts Pratyusha Basu 49 Environmental justice in a transitional and transboundary context in East Asia Mei-Fang Fan and Kuei-Tien Chou 50 Environmental justice in Western Europe Heike Kockler, Severine Deguen, Andrea Ranzi, Anders Melin and Gordon Walker 51 Environmental justice in Central and Eastern Europe: mobilization, stagnation and detraction Tamara Steger, Richard Filcak and Krista Harper Indexshow more

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"Environmental injustice can only be redressed if activists, citizens, lawyers, governments and others have the concepts, mechanisms and tools to make the world a better place. This book is a one-stop-shop for anyone who wants an advanced introduction to environmental justice. It attends to the substantive, procedural and practical complexities involved while, through powerful argument and example, showing that injustices can and should be tackled from the local scale to the global." Professor Noel Castree, University of Wollongong, Australia "This impressive collection provides a comprehensive overview of Environmental Justice Studies with a stunning sweep of theoretical approaches that include critical race theory, social movement theory, political economy, feminist theory, science and technology studies, and political philosophy; diverse and creative methodological approaches; and a broad array of empirical topics and geographical contexts. In emphasizing the roots of environmental inequalities, diverse visions of justice, and various strategies for change, this essential resource will help scholars, students, activists, policymakers, and others help fight for and secure a more just world." Associate Professor Jill Lindsey Harrison, Department of Sociology, University of Colorado-Boulder, USA  show more