I'm Afraid of That Water: A Collaborative Ethnography of a West Virginia Water Crisis


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West Virginia University Press
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6.0 X 8.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Luke Eric Lassiter is a professor of humanities and anthropology and director of the graduate humanities program at Marshall University. He is the author of Invitation to Anthropology, The Chicago Guide to Collaborative Ethnography, and, with Elizabeth Campbell, Doing Ethnography Today.

Brian A. Hoey is a professor of anthropology and associate dean of the honors college at Marshall University and author of Opting for Elsewhere.

Elizabeth Campbell is chair of the department of curriculum and instruction at Appalachian State University. She is the coeditor of Re-imagining Contested Communities and coauthor of Doing Ethnography Today.


"A great example of a multiauthored and intersubjective ethnography of toxic suffering, this book is a model for future disaster ethnographies."
Peter Little, Rhode Island College

"A unique, moving, and highly readable account of community reactions to a technological disaster. Authors weave together powerful and highly personal narratives that reveal the tensions of coping with ongoing environmental uncertainty. With a novel, collaborative approach, they make meaningful connections between the experiences of local residents and the systems and institutions that produce and perpetuate disasters and their aftermaths. Readers of all stripes will find it as enlightening as it is poignant."
Melissa Checker, coeditor of Sustainability in the Global City: Myth and Practice