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

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Island Press, Aug 1, 1994 - Law - 265 pages
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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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Contents

Indigenous Rights
17
In the Name of National Development
67
In the Name of National Security
129
Response and Responsibility
155
Who Pays the Price? Conclusions
217
Index
237
Contributors
249
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Barbara Rose Johnston is an environmental anthropologist and research associate at the Center for Political Ecology in Santa Cruz, California. The Society For Applied Anthropology was founded in 1941 to promote the investigation of the principles of human behavior and the application of these principles to contemporary issues and problems.

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