Sustainability: Approaches to Environmental Justice and Social Power


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New York University Press
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6.0 X 0.8 X 8.9 inches | 0.97 pounds

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About the Author

Julie Sze is Professor and the Founding Chair of the American Studies Department at UC Davis. She is also the founding director of the Environmental Justice Project for UC Davis' John Muir Institute of the Environment. She has authored 2 books, including Noxious New York: The Racial Politics of Urban Health and Environmental Justice, which won the John Hope Franklin Publication Prize, and Fantasy Islands: Chinese Dreams and Ecological Fears in an Age of Climate Crisis.


"Social justice requires the long term and holistic perspective offered by sustainability. Effective moves towards sustainability must engage issues of equity and justice. But discussions of sustainability and social justice have long been isolated from each other. This volume brings together diverse and powerful voices to initiate a much needed discourse between sustainability and social justice scholars" -Tom Dietz, University Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University
"Sze's concept of 'situated sustainability' draws on environmental justice and the environmental humanities to offer a new way of thinking about sustainability that is both more flexible and more rigorous than previous conceptions. Specifically, this book both argues for and demonstrates a far more comprehensive and unanticipated way of thinking about sustainability in an era of environmental crisis."-Laura Pulido, author of Environmentalism and Economic Justice and Black, Brown, Yellow and Left