Mountains of Injustice: Social and Environmental Justice in Appalachia by Michele MorroneMountains of Injustice: Social and Environmental Justice in Appalachia by Michele Morrone

Mountains of Injustice: Social and Environmental Justice in Appalachia

EditorMichele Morrone, Geoffrey L. BuckleyForeword byDonald Edward Davis

Hardcover | November 13, 2011

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Research in environmental justice reveals that low-income and minority neighborhoods in our nation’s cities are often the preferred sites for landfills, power plants, and polluting factories. Those who live in these sacrifice zones are forced to shoulder the burden of harmful environmental effects so that others can prosper. Mountains of Injustice broadens the discussion from the city to the country by focusing on the legacy of disproportionate environmental health impacts on communities in the Appalachian region, where the costs of cheap energy and cheap goods are actually quite high.

Through compelling stories and interviews with people who are fighting for environmental justice, Mountains of Injustice contributes to the ongoing debate over how to equitably distribute the long-term environmental costs and consequences of economic development.

Laura Allen, Brian Black, Geoffrey L. Buckley, Donald Edward Davis, Wren Kruse, Nancy Irwin Maxwell, Chad Montrie, Michele Morrone, Kathryn Newfont, John Nolt, Jedediah S. Purdy, and Stephen J. Scanlan.

Michele Morrone is an associate professor of environmental health sciences and director of Environmental Studies at Ohio University. Her publications include Sound Science, Junk Policy: Environmental Health and the Decisionmaking Pr
Title:Mountains of Injustice: Social and Environmental Justice in AppalachiaFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:216 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:November 13, 2011Publisher:Ohio University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0821419803

ISBN - 13:9780821419809


Table of Contents

  • Foreword
    Donald Edward Davis
  • Introduction: Environmental Justice and Appalachia
    Michele Morrone and Geoffrey L. Buckley
  • Part One. Perspectives
    • 1: The Theoretical Roots and Sociology of Environmental Justice in

Editorial Reviews

"The cover of Mountains of Injustice evokes the coalfields of Central Appalachia but, while mining features prominently, editors Michele Morrone and Geoffrey Buckley have gathered studies that reflect the wider urban and rural Appalachian region.. What is most compelling about this volume are the lessons it offers on the experience of uneven development in US capitalism and its associated spaces of 'sacrifice'." - Journal of Historical Geography