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Faces of Environmental Racism: Confronting Issues of Global Justice (Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy) 2nd edition Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0742512481
ISBN-10: 0742512487
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Editorial Reviews


This wide-ranging collection of essays . . . is vivid and rigorous. (Boxill, Bernard)

A compelling collection . . . [on] a global issue that demands our immediate attention. (Angela Y. Davis)

Within the context of civil rights, the book clearly illustrates the role of environmental health and justice. (Choice)

This volume portrays extremely well the diversity of perpetrators and victims of environmental injustice around the world. The book makes a strong contribution to the literature, and it is one of the few volumes to recognize environmental justice as a pressing domestic and international issue concurrently. (Environment)

In its second edition Faces of Environmental Racism remains an accessible and penetrating introduction to the issue of environmental racism in North America and as perpetrated in Africa by multi-national corporations based in industrialised western nations. (Environmental Values)

A compelling collection . . . [on] a global issue that demands our immediate attention..... (Angela Y. Davis)

Westra and Wenz have provided an invaluable and long overdue anthology in which all essays . . . provide insights not available elsewhere. Faces is accessible, yet challenging, and should be required reading in environmental ethics and policy courses, and would be a valuable supplement in social, political, and ethnic studies courses as well. . . . [and] provides a compelling cultural mirror of environmental injustice from which we cannot turn away. (Shai Collins-Chobanian Environmental Ethics)

About the Author

Laura Westra is professor emerita of philosophy at the University of Windsor and the author or editor of numerous books, including An Environmental Proposal for Ethics (Rowman & Littlefield, 1994), Faces of Environmental Racism (Rowman & Littlefield, 1995), Perspectives on Ecological Integrity (Kluwer), The Greeks and the Environment (Rowman & Littlefield, 1997) and Technology and Values (Rowman & Littlefield, 1998). Bill Lawson is professor of philosophy at Michigan State University.

Product Details

  • Series: Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; 2nd edition edition (July 3, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0742512487
  • ISBN-13: 978-0742512481
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.1 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,134,660 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In this collection of works, Westra and Wenz present some of the shocking realities of enviromental racism in today's global environment and force the reader to explore the existence of environmental racism, even in our own back yards. Further, this collection forces the reader to examine the fundamental moral issues behind the prinicpal of enviromental racism.
The examples given expose large corporations and how these big businesses exploit poor minority groups and the neighbourhoods in which they live.
An excellent read about the moral and ethical issues of global justice.
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