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Who Pays the Price? The Sociocultural Context Of Environmental Crisis

by Barbara R. Johnston

Who Pays the Price? The Sociocultural Context Of Environmental Crisis Synopsis

Drawing from a Society for Applied Anthropology study on human rights and the environment, Who Pays the Price? provides a detailed look at the human experience of environmental crisis. The issues examined span the globe -- loss of land and access to critical resources; contamination of air, water and soil; exposure to radiation, toxic chemicals, and other hazardous wastes. Topics considered in-depth include: human rights and environmental degradation nation-state struggles over indigenous rights rights abuse accompanying resource extraction, weapons production, and tourism development environmental racism, gender bias, and multinational industry double standards social justice environmentalism The book incorporates material from a wide range of economic and geographic contexts, including case studies from China, Russia, Latin America, the United States, Canada, Africa, and the South Pacific.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781559633031
Publication date: 1st August 1994
Author: Barbara R. Johnston
Publisher: Island Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 265 pages
Categories: Social impact of environmental issues, Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography,

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