Capitalizing on environmental injustice: the polluter-industrial complex in the age of globalization

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2008 - Business & Economics - 303 pages
"Capitalizing on Environmental Injustice provides an overview of the achievements and challenges confronting the environmental justice movement. Pressured by increased international competition and the demand for higher profits, industrial and political leaders are working to weaken many of America's most essential environmental, occupational, and consumer protection laws. In addition, corporate-led globalization exports many ecological hazards abroad. The result is a deepening of the ecological crisis in both the United States and the Global South. However, not all people are impacted equally. In this process of capital restructuring, it is the most marginalized segments of society - poor people of color and the working class - that suffer the greatest force of corporate environmental abuses. Daniel Faber, an environmental sociologist, analyzes the global political and economic forces that create these environmental injustices. With a multi-disciplinary approach, Faber presents both broad overviews and powerful insider case studies, examining the connections between many different struggles for change."--BOOK JACKET.

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Contents

The Rise of the Environmental Justice Movement
6
What Does the Future Hold?
12
Capitalist Strategies for Displacing Ecological Hazards onto
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Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Faber is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University. He is a longtime social and environmental activist.