TECHNOSCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE; Expert Cultures in a Grassroots Movement. Gwen Ottinger, Benjamin R. Cohen.

TECHNOSCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE; Expert Cultures in a Grassroots Movement

MIT, 20011. First edition. Technoscience and Environmental Justice first examines the scientific practices and identities of technical experts who work with environmental justice organizations, whether by becoming activists themselves or by sharing scientific information with communities. It then explore scientists' and engineers' activities in such mainstream scientific institutions as regulatory agencies and universities, where environmental justice concerns have been (partially) institutionalized as a response to environmental justice activism. All of the chapters grapple with the difficulty of transformation that experts face, but the studies also show how environmental justice activism has created opportunities for changing technical practices and, in a few cases, has even accomplished significant transformations. Cloth bound in fine condition with marker streak on top of page edges. Item #24634
ISBN: 9780262015790

Urban and Industrial Environments Series; 306 pages.

Price: $28.00

See all items in Ecology
See all items by ,