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Author Dowie, Mark.

Title Losing ground : American environmentalism at the close of the twentieth century / Mark Dowie.

Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [1995]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  363.700973 DOWI    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 317 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-283) and index.
Contents Introduction: The Polite Revolution -- 1. The Environmental Imagination -- 2. The Culture of Reform -- 3. Fix Becomes Folly -- 4. Antagonists -- 5. The Third Wave -- 6. Environmental Justice -- 7. Faded Green -- 8. The Fourth Wave -- Epilogue: A Reason (or Two) for Hope -- Appendix A Principles of Environmental Justice -- Appendix B Sierra Club Centennial Address / Michael L. Fischer -- Appendix C The Wise Use Agenda.
Summary Losing Ground unveils the inside stories behind American environmentalism's undeniable triumphs and its quite unnecessary failures. Journalist Mark Dowie, who broke the stories on the Dalkon Shield and the Ford Pinto, delivers an insightful, informative, and often damning account of the movement many historians and social commentators at one time expected to be this century's most significant.
Subject Environmentalism -- United States -- History.
Green movement -- United States -- History.
Social justice -- United States.
United States -- Environmental conditions.
ISBN 0262041472
0262540843 (paperback)