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The Resource Toxic communities : environmental racism, industrial pollution, and residential mobility, Dorceta E. Taylor

Toxic communities : environmental racism, industrial pollution, and residential mobility, Dorceta E. Taylor

Label
Toxic communities : environmental racism, industrial pollution, and residential mobility
Title
Toxic communities
Title remainder
environmental racism, industrial pollution, and residential mobility
Statement of responsibility
Dorceta E. Taylor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From St. Louis to New Orleans, from Baltimore to Oklahoma City, there are poor and minority neighborhoods so beset by pollution that just living in them can be hazardous to your health. Due to entrenched segregation, zoning ordinances that privilege wealthier communities, or because businesses have found the 'paths of least resistance, ' there are many hazardous waste and toxic facilities in these communities, leading residents to experience health and wellness problems on top of the race and class discrimination most already experience. Taking stock of the recent environmental justice scholarship, Toxic Communities examines the connections among residential segregation, zoning, and exposure to environmental hazards. Renowned environmental sociologist Dorceta Taylor focuses on the locations of hazardous facilities in low-income and minority communities and shows how they have been dumped on, contaminated and exposed. Drawing on an array of historical and contemporary case studies from across the country, Taylor explores controversies over racially-motivated decisions in zoning laws, eminent domain, government regulation (or lack thereof), and urban renewal. She provides a comprehensive overview of the debate over whether or not there is a link between environmental transgressions and discrimination, drawing a clear picture of the state of the environmental justice field today and where it is going. In doing so, she introduces new concepts and theories for understanding environmental racism that will be essential for environmental justice scholars. A fascinating landmark study, Toxic Communities greatly contributes to the study of race, the environment, and space in the contemporary United States."--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Dorceta E
Dewey number
363.72/870973
Index
index present
LC call number
GE230
LC item number
.T38 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental justice
  • Hazardous waste sites
  • Hazardous waste sites
  • United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • LAW
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Environmental justice
  • Hazardous waste sites
  • Hazardous waste sites
  • Human ecology
  • United States
  • Industrie
  • Umweltschutz
  • Umweltverschmutzung
  • Mobilität
  • Rassismus
  • USA
Label
Toxic communities : environmental racism, industrial pollution, and residential mobility, Dorceta E. Taylor
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1313/2851741/image/lgcover.9781479852390.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The rise of racial zoning : residential segregation
  • The rise of racially restrictive covenants : guarding against infiltration
  • Racializing blight : urban renewal, eminent domain, and expulsive zoning
  • Contemporary housing discrimination : does it still happen?
  • Conclusion:
  • Future directions of environmental justice research
  • Introduction:
  • Environmental justice claims
  • Toxic exposure : landmark cases in the South and the rise of environmental justice activism
  • Disproportionate siting : claims of racism and discrimination
  • Internal colonialism : Native American communities in the West
  • Market dynamics : residential mobility, or who moves and who stays
  • Enforcing environmental protections : the legal, regulatory, and administrative contexts
  • The siting process : manipulation, environmental blackmail, and enticement
Control code
ocn863200962
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 343 pages
Isbn
9781479852390
Lccn
2014002556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99965922811
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o863200962
  • (OCoLC)863200962
Label
Toxic communities : environmental racism, industrial pollution, and residential mobility, Dorceta E. Taylor
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1313/2851741/image/lgcover.9781479852390.jpg
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The rise of racial zoning : residential segregation
  • The rise of racially restrictive covenants : guarding against infiltration
  • Racializing blight : urban renewal, eminent domain, and expulsive zoning
  • Contemporary housing discrimination : does it still happen?
  • Conclusion:
  • Future directions of environmental justice research
  • Introduction:
  • Environmental justice claims
  • Toxic exposure : landmark cases in the South and the rise of environmental justice activism
  • Disproportionate siting : claims of racism and discrimination
  • Internal colonialism : Native American communities in the West
  • Market dynamics : residential mobility, or who moves and who stays
  • Enforcing environmental protections : the legal, regulatory, and administrative contexts
  • The siting process : manipulation, environmental blackmail, and enticement
Control code
ocn863200962
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 343 pages
Isbn
9781479852390
Lccn
2014002556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99965922811
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o863200962
  • (OCoLC)863200962

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