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Don't Burn it Here Grassroots Challenges to Trash Incinerators

by Ed Walsh, Rex Warland, Douglas Clayton Smith

Don't Burn it Here Grassroots Challenges to Trash Incinerators Synopsis

In Don't Burn It Here, sociologists Edward Walsh, Rex Warland, and D. Clayton Smith examine the grassroots anti-incineration movement through eight case studies of proposals to build municipal incinerators. These cases, set in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey, are comparable to hundreds of others across the United States. The authors' research is based on interviews, focus group discussions, extensive newspaper files, and questionnaire responses from participants on both sides of the conflicts.

Don't Burn it Here Grassroots Challenges to Trash Incinerators Press Reviews

Incinerators have been a prominent target of environmental protest in the last fifteen years, but no thorough study has yet examined them in the kind of detail that these authors do. This important book contributes greatly to our understanding of the causes, dynamics, and consequences of environmental protest. --James M. Jasper, New York University

Book Information

ISBN: 9780271016641
Publication date: 9th July 1997
Author: Ed Walsh, Rex Warland, Douglas Clayton Smith
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 280 pages
Categories: Waste management, Environmentalist, conservationist & Green organizations,

About Ed Walsh, Rex Warland, Douglas Clayton Smith

Edward J. Walsh is Associate Professor of Sociology at Penn State University. Rex Warland is Professor of Rural Sociology at Penn State University. D. Clayton Smith is a data analyst with the Kentucky Department of Education.

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