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Author Sicotte, Diane, 1960- author.

Title From workshop to waste magnet : environmental inequality in the Philadelphia region / Diane Sicotte.

Published New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Nature, society, and culture
Nature, society, and culture.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Measuring environmental inequalities in the Philadelphia area in 2010 -- Theorizing urban environmental inequality -- The rise of industrial Philadelphia -- Environmental inequality from 1950 to 1969 -- From workshop to waste magnet : environmental burdening after 1970 -- Intersectionality and environmental inequality in the Philadelphia region -- Toward a "rustbelt" theory of U.S. environmental inequality.
Summary From Workshop to Waste Magnet presents Philadelphia's environmental history as a bracing case study in mismanagement and injustice. Tracing the complex interactions among economic decline, federal regulations, local politics, and shifting ethnic demographics, sociologist Diane Sicotte uncovers how only a few communities came to host many types of polluting or waste disposal land uses. What she finds reveals the devastation that occurs when mass quantities of society's wastes mix with toxic levels of systemic racism and inequality.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Environmental justice -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Region.
Environmental degradation -- Social aspects -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Region.
Environmental health -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Region.
Minorities -- Health and hygiene -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Region.
Hazardous waste sites -- Environmental aspects -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Region.
Philadelphia Region (Pa.) -- Environmental conditions.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780813574219 (electronic bk.)
0813574218 (electronic bk.)
9780813574226 (electronic bk.)
0813574226 (electronic bk.)