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Standing Our Ground: Women, Environmental Justice, and the Fight to End Mountaintop Removal examines women’s efforts to end mountaintop removal coal mining in West Virginia. Mountaintop removal coal mining, which involves demolishing the tops of hills and mountains to provide access to coal seams, is one of the most significant environmental threats in Appalachia, where it is most commonly practiced.

The Appalachian women featured in Barry’s book have firsthand experience with the negative impacts of Big Coal in West Virginia. Through their work in organizations such as the Coal River Mountain Watch and the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, they fight to save their mountain communities by promoting the development of alternative energy resources. Barry’s engaging and original work reveals how women’s tireless organizing efforts have made mountaintop removal a global political and environmental issue and laid the groundwork for a robust environmental justice movement in central Appalachia.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Frontispiece
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. 1. Living in a Sacrifice Zone: Gender, the Political Economy of Coal, and Anti–Mountaintop Removal Activism
  2. pp. 13-38
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  1. 2. Gender and Anti–Mountaintop Removal Activism: Expanding the Environmental Justice Framework
  2. pp. 39-64
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  1. 3. Remembering the Past, Working for the Future: West Virginia Women Fight for Sustainable Communities and Environmental Heritage
  2. pp. 65-93
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  1. 4. Saving the Endangered Hillbilly: Appalachian Stereotypes and Cultural Identity in the Anti–Mountaintop Removal Movement
  2. pp. 94-124
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  1. 5. Situating the Particular and the Universal: Gender, Environmental Justice, and Mountaintop Removal in a Global Context
  2. pp. 125-150
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  1. Images
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 151-174
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 175-182
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 183-190
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780821444108
Related ISBN
9780821419977
MARC Record
OCLC
811405293
Pages
208
Launched on MUSE
2012-09-21
Language
English
Open Access
No
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