Life and Death Matters: Human Rights, Environment, and Social Justice, Second Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 1/1/2011
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The first edition of Life and Death Matters was a breakthrough text, centralizing the experiences of those on the front lines of environmental crises and forging new paradigms for understanding how crises emerge and how different groups of actors respond to them. This second edition, fully updated with both expanded and new chapters, once again provides a benchmark for the field and opens important pathways for further research. Authors reassess the state of scholarship and grassroots activism in a new century when social and environmental systems are being reconceptualised within post-9/11 security and biosecurity frameworks, when global warming and resource scarcity are not fears but realities, when global power and politics are being realigned, and when ecocide, ethnocide, and genocide are daily tragedies. This bold new edition of Life and Death Matters will be a widely used textbook and essential reading for students, scholars, and policy makers.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 7
Human Rights, Environmental Quality, and Social Justicep. 9
Economic Development
Distant Processes: The Global Economy and Outer Island Development in Indonesiap. 29
Uncommon Property Rights in Southwest Chinap. 55
p. 55
Civil Society and Environment in Chinap. 62
Snapshot: China Ecocities.doc-Huangbaiyu: Eco-Cities in the Chinese Countrysidep. 77
Biodiversity: Preserving What, for Whom?
African Wildlife: Conservation and Conflictp. 81
Nature, Development, and Culture in the Zambezi Valleyp. 101
Mineral Wealth versus Biotic Health
The Master Thief: Gold Mining and Mercury Contamination in the Amazonp. 125
War on Subsistence: Mining Rights at Crandon/Mole Lakep. 151
Agriculture and Agri-Conflict
Purity and Danger: Regulating Organic Farmingp. 181
Resource Access, Environmental Struggles, and Human Rights in Hondurasp. 209
Snapshot: The Human Right to Eat: Agro-Profiteering and Predictable Food Scarcityp. 233
Development, Degradation, and Conflict
Mass Tourism on the Mexican Caribbean: Pervasive Changes, Profound Consequencesp. 237
Mexico's Second Institutionalized Revolution: Origins and Impacts of the Chiapas Declarationsp. 263
Postwar Matters
Life and Death Matters in Eritrean Repatriationp. 285
Environmental Justice, Health, and Safety in Urban South Africa: Alexandra Township Revisitedp. 311
Health, Human Rights, and War: Structural Violence, Armed Conflict, and Human Health in the Andesp. 333
Snapshot: Sudan: War and Political Violence Are Destructive to Life and Healthp. 349
Snapshot: Considering the Human Health Consequences of War in Iraqp. 351
Problems That Push the Parameters of Time and Space
Radiation Communities: Fighting for Justice for the Marshall Islandsp. 357
Complex Problems and No Clear Solutions: Radiation Victimization in Russiap. 381
Snapshot: Building a Clean, Green Nuclear Machine?p. 407
Climate Change, Culture Change, and Human Rights in Northeastern Siberiap. 413
Snapshot: Climate Change and the Small Island Experiencep. 427
Snapshot: Beset by Offsets: Carbon Offset Chains and Human Rights Abusesp. 431
Water and Human Rightsp. 443
Snapshot: From Ecological Disaster to Constitutional Crisis: Dams on Brazil's Xingu Riverp. 454
Snapshot: Dam legacies: Guatemala's Chixoy Dam-Affected communitiesp. 460
Indexp. 467
About the Authorsp. 483
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