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From environmental loss to resistance : infrastructure and the struggle for justice in North America / edited by Michael Loadenthal and Lea Rekow.

Other author/creatorLoadenthal, Michael, editor.
Other author/creatorRekow, Lea, editor.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [2020]
Descriptionxvi, 174 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents Preface / Carol J. Adams -- Introduction: From crisis to response / Michael Loadenthal and Lea Rekow -- Grief, grit, and gratitude : finding resilience in the face of climate change / Jan Inglis -- Environmental loss and eco-sabotage : a (not so) radical response / Michael Loadenthal -- Environmental policy and neoliberal politics : negotiating beyond the 'third way' / Lea Rekow -- Dams, boundaries and the rising spirit of reciprocity / Eileen Delehanty Pearkes -- Water justice crises and resistance strategies / Zoë Roller -- Environmentalist resistance in the world of infrastructural brutalism / Michael Truscello -- Border walls and bridging work : cultivating resilience in spaces of control / Randall Amster -- Conclusion: The importance of embedded voices / Michael Loadenthal and Lea Rekow.
Abstract "North Americans have reached a socioenvironmental tipping point and stand at a critical juncture where social transformation has become necessary to secure a stable and desirable future. As hurricanes destroy coastal areas that once hosted schools and homes, petroleum refineries choke nearby communities and their parks, and pipeline construction threatens water rights for indigenous peoples, communities are left to determine how to best manage and mitigate environmental loss. In this new collection, a range of contributors-among them researchers, practitioners, organizers, and activists-explore the ways in which people counter or cope with feelings of despair, leverage action for positive change, and formulate pathways to achieve environmental justice goals. These essays pay particular attention to issues of race, class, economic liberalization, and geography; place contemporary environmental struggles in a critical context that emphasizes justice, connection, and reconciliation; and raise important questions about the challenges and responses that concern those pursuing environmental justice. Contributors include the volume editors, Carol J. Adams, Randall Amster, Jan Inglis, Eileen Delehanty Pearkes, Zoë Roller, and Michael Truscello"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2019044540
ISBN9781625345042 hardcover
ISBN1625345046 hardcover
ISBN9781625345059 paperback
ISBN1625345054 paperback
ISBNelectronic book
ISBNelectronic book

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