Environmental Justice in the New Millennium

Global Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity, and Human Rights

  • Filomina Chioma Steady

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Filomina C. Steady
      Pages 1-13
  3. Linking History, Theory, and Praxis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Race, Place, and Human Rights

      1. Glenn S. Johnson
        Pages 17-45
      2. Filomina C. Steady
        Pages 47-64
      3. Celene Krauss
        Pages 65-89
  4. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Brazil, Jamaica, Nigeria, Guinea, South Africa, India, and the United Kingdom

      1. Christen A. Smith
        Pages 93-114
      2. David Tabachnick
        Pages 165-188
      3. Mashile F. Phalane, Filomina C. Steady
        Pages 189-201
      4. Pashington Obeng
        Pages 203-211
      5. Judy Ling Wong
        Pages 213-229
  5. Hurricane Katrina

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Implications for Human Rights and Civil Rights

      1. Hope Lewis
        Pages 233-251
      2. Clenora Hudson-Weems
        Pages 253-265
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 267-283

About this book


Environmental Justice is one of the most important human rights challenges today. It refers to inequitable environmental burdens born by groups such as racial minorities, residents of economically disadvantaged areas, or residents of developing nations. This book explores this subject with case studies from various parts of the world.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Filomina Chioma Steady
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Africana Studies (Gender Studies/Environmental Justice)Wellesley CollegeUSA

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