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Popularized in the movies Erin Brockovich and A Civil Action, “environmental justice” refers to any local response to a threat against community health. In this book, Julian Agyeman argues that environmental justice and the sustainable communities movement are compatible in practical ways. Yet sustainability, which focuses on meeting our needs today while not compromising the ability of our successors to meet their needs, has not always partnered with the challenges of environmental justice.

Sustainable Communities and the Challenge of Environmental Justice explores the ideological differences between these two groups and shows how they can work together. Agyeman provides concrete examples of potential model organizations that employ the types of strategies he advocates. This book is vital to the efforts of community organizers, policymakers, and everyone interested in a better environment and community health.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-13
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  1. 1 Environmental Justice
  2. pp. 14-38
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  1. 2 The Sustainability Discourse and Sustainable Communities
  2. pp. 39-78
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  1. 3 Just Sustainability in Theory
  2. pp. 79-106
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  1. 4 Just Sustainability in Practice
  2. pp. 107-132
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  1. 5 Alternatives for Community and Environment
  2. pp. 133-175
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  1. 6 From Confrontation to Implementation: Some Concluding Thoughts
  2. pp. 176-186
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  1. Appendix: Principles of Environmental Justice
  2. pp. 187-189
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 191-205
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  1. References
  2. pp. 207-223
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 225-244
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  1. About the Author
  2. p. 245
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814707746
Related ISBN
9780814707111
MARC Record
OCLC
228230749
Pages
256
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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