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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


Who Pays the Price? The Sociocultural Context Of Environmental Crisis by Barbara R. Johnston

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.

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Publication date

1st August 1994


Barbara R. Johnston

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Island Press


265 pages


Social impact of environmental issues
Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography



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