Contaminated Communities: Coping With Residential Toxic Exposure, Second Edition by Michael R EdelsteinContaminated Communities: Coping With Residential Toxic Exposure, Second Edition by Michael R Edelstein

Contaminated Communities: Coping With Residential Toxic Exposure, Second Edition

byMichael R Edelstein

Paperback | August 1, 2003

Pricing and Purchase Info

$75.92 online 
$81.10 list price save 6%
Earn 380 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

In this wholly revised second edition, Michael Edelstein draws on his thirty years as a community activist to provide a much-expanded theoretical foundation for understanding the psychosocial impacts of toxic contamination. Informed by social psychological theory and an extensive survey of documented cases of toxic exposure, and enlivened by excerpts drawn from more than a thousand interviews with victims, Contaminated Communities presents a candid portrayal of the toxic victim's experience and the key stages in the course of toxic disaster. The second edition introduces dozens of new cases and provides expanded considerations of environmental justice, environmental racism, environmental turbulence, and environmental stigma, as well as a fully articulated theory of "lifescape." The new edition moves past the well-charted role of reactive environmentalism to explore issues for a proactivist approach that employs a "third path" of social learning, sustainable innovation, consensus building, and community empowerment.
Michael Edelstein is professor of Environmental Pyschology at Ramapo College of New Jersey, where until recently, he convened the Environmental Studies major. Since 1979, he has conducted a continuous program of research on the psycho-social impacts of environmental contamination. He is the co-author of Radon's Deadly Daughters, as wel...
Loading
Title:Contaminated Communities: Coping With Residential Toxic Exposure, Second EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:367 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.82 inPublished:August 1, 2003Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0813336473

ISBN - 13:9780813336473

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews