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An expanding array of hazardous substances poses an increasing threat to public health. But what makes our society a toxic culture are the social arrangements that encourage and excuse the deterioration of human health and the environment. Elements of toxic culture include the unquestioned production of hazardous wastes, economic blight, substandard housing, chronic stress, exploitative working conditions, and dangerous technologies. Toxic culture is also a metaphor for the ways our language, concepts, and values frame debates, ignoring the political conflicts and power relations that influence public health.Reflecting a diversity of voices and critical perspectives, the essays in this book range from critiques of traditional thinking and practices to strategies for shifting public consciousness to create healthy communities. Rather than emphasize policy reform, medical advances, and individual behavior, the essays stress the causes of ill health associated with the production, use, and disposal of resources and, more important, inequality. The contributors include academics, political activists, and artists. Connecting the essays are a recognition of the political and cultural dynamics that influence public health and a commitment to organize against the powerful interests that perpetuate our toxic culture.Contributors : Robin Andersen, Mary Arquette, Marcy Darnovsky, Giovanna Di Chiro, John Bellamy Foster, Mindy Thompson Fullilove, Robert E. Fullilove, III, Al Gedicks, Richard Hofrichter, Joshua Karliner, Charles Levenstein, Timothy W. Luke, Rafael Mares, Branda Miller, Mary H. O'Brien, John O'Neal, Sheldon Rampton, William Shutkin, John Stauber, Sandra Steingraber, Alice Tarbell, John Wooding.
About the Author: Richard Hofrichter is a writer and social critic. He is the editor of Toxic Struggles: The Theory and Practice of Environmental Justice.
Titolo: Reclaiming the Environmental Debate: The ...
Casa editrice: The MIT Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2000
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro The MIT Press, 2000. Condizione libro: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP76027534
Descrizione libro MIT Press 0. HARDCOVER Environmental Studies-Climate Change and Global Warming . USED, Standard. Codice libro della libreria 01978026208284600
Descrizione libro The MIT Press, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0262082845
Descrizione libro The MIT Press, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0262082845