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The Resource The wild and the toxic : American environmentalism and the politics of health, Jennifer Thomson

The wild and the toxic : American environmentalism and the politics of health, Jennifer Thomson

Label
The wild and the toxic : American environmentalism and the politics of health
Title
The wild and the toxic
Title remainder
American environmentalism and the politics of health
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Thomson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
There are many competing claims about the health of ecosystems, the health of the planet, and the health of humans, yet there is little agreement among the likes of D.C. lobbyists, grassroots organizers, eco-anarchist collectives, and science-based advocacy organizations about whose health matters most, or what health even means. Jennifer Thomson untangles the complex web of political, social, and intellectual developments that gave rise to the multiplicity of claims and concerns about environmental health. Thomson traces four strands of activism from the 1970s to the present: the environmental lobby, environmental justice groups, radical environmentalism and bioregionalism, and climate justice activism. By focusing on health, environmentalists were empowered to intervene in the rise of neoliberalism, the erosion of the regulatory state, and the decimation of mass-based progressive politics. Yet, as this book reveals, an individualist definition of health ultimately won out over more communal understandings. Considering this turn from collective solidarity toward individual health helps explain the near paralysis of collective action in the face of planetary disaster
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomson, Jennifer
Dewey number
362.1969/8
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA566.3
LC item number
.T47 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2019 E-829
  • WA 30.5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental health
  • Environmental health
  • Environmental health
  • Environmentalism
  • Gaia hypothesis
Label
The wild and the toxic : American environmentalism and the politics of health, Jennifer Thomson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Friends of the Earth and environmental health -- You're murdering us: Love Canal and human health -- Biocentrism and the health of the wild -- Planetary health in the age of climate change
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 202 pages
Isbn
9781469651644
Lccn
2018049282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1052438391
  • (OCoLC)1052438391
Label
The wild and the toxic : American environmentalism and the politics of health, Jennifer Thomson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Friends of the Earth and environmental health -- You're murdering us: Love Canal and human health -- Biocentrism and the health of the wild -- Planetary health in the age of climate change
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 202 pages
Isbn
9781469651644
Lccn
2018049282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1052438391
  • (OCoLC)1052438391

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