- From Environmental Loss to Resistance
From Environmental Loss to Resistance
Infrastructure and the Struggle for Justice in North America
Published by: University of Massachusetts Press
In this new collection, a range of contributors—among them researchers, practitioners, organizers, and activists—explore the ways in which people counter or cope with feelings of despair, leverage action for positive change, and formulate pathways to achieve environmental justice goals. These essays pay particular attention to issues of race, class, economic liberalization, and geography; place contemporary environmental struggles in a critical context that emphasizes justice, connection, and reconciliation; and raise important questions about the challenges and responses that concern those pursuing environmental justice.
Contributors include the volume editors, Carol J. Adams, Randall Amster, Jan Inglis, Eileen Delehanty Pearkes, Zoë Roller, and Michael Truscello.
MICHAEL LOADENTHAL is visiting professor of social justice studies at Miami University, executive director of the Peace and Justice Studies Association, and founding director of the Prosecution Project. LEA REKOW is colead and cocurator of BifrostOnline, an international, open access project promoting sustainability, and founder of Green My Favela, an urban restoration project.
"This volume of engaged scholarship in environmental studies touches on a range of fields, including environmental history, ecocriticism, postcolonial studies, environmental policy, cultural anthropology, and indigenous studies, and offers a synthesis of stories that are not brought together often enough."—Robert S. Emmett, author of Cultivating Environmental Justice: A Literary History of U.S. Garden Writing
"The essays of From Environmental Loss to Resistance are an example of engaged scholarship. They focus on 'the plurality of ways to be active agents of change' in North America and were written by activists and academics working on climate change and other environmental and social justice issues. [This collection] is an empowering and impassioned response to accelerating environmental degradation with many positive ideas for personal and collective action."—ForeWord
"This book will be of particular interest to researchers, activists, and practitioners engaged in environmental justice research and work . . . [B]ringing together a coherent edited volume on questions as big and important as those undertaken here is no mean feat."—Local Environment