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Author Waldron, Ingrid, author.

Title There's something in the water : environmental racism in indigenous and black communities / Ingrid R.G. Waldron.

Publication Info. Winnipeg ; Black Point, Nova Scotia : Fernwood Publishing, [2018]


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 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  363.7009 waldron    Check Shelf
Description x, 173 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 144-162) and index.
Contents The environmental noxiousness, racial inequities and community health project -- A history of violence : indigenous and black conquest, dispossession & genocide in settler colonial nations -- Re-thinking waste : mapping racial geographies of violence on the colonial landscape -- Not in my backyard : the politics of race, place & waste in Nova Scotia -- Sacrificial lives : how environmental racism gets under the skin -- Narratives of resistance, mobilizing & activism in the fight against environmental racism in Nova Scotia -- The road up ahead.
Form Issued also in electronic format.
Summary In There's Something In The Water, Ingrid R.G. Waldron examines the legacy of environmental racism and its health impacts in Indigenous and Black communities in Canada, using Nova Scotia as a case study, and the grassroots resistance activities by Indigenous and Black communities against the pollution and poisoning of their communities. Using settler colonialism as the overarching theory, Waldron unpacks how environmental racism operates as a mechanism of erasure enabled by the intersecting dynamics of white supremacy, power, state-sanctioned racial violence, neoliberalism and racial capitalism in white settler societies. By and large, the environmental justice narrative in Nova Scotia fails to make race explicit, obscuring it within discussions on class, and this type of strategic inadvertence mutes the specificity of Mi'kmaq and African Nova Scotian experiences with racism and environmental hazards in Nova Scotia. By redefining the parameters of critique around the environmental justice narrative and movement in Nova Scotia and Canada, Waldron opens a space for a more critical dialogue on how environmental racism manifests itself within this intersectional context. Waldron also illustrates the ways in which the effects of environmental racism are compounded by other forms of oppression to further dehumanize and harm communities already dealing with pre-existing vulnerabilities, such as long-standing social and economic inequality. Finally, Waldron documents the long history of struggle, resistance, and mobilizing in Indigenous and Black communities to address environmental racism.
Subject Black people -- Canada -- Social conditions.
Indigenous peoples -- Canada (DLC)sh2009002946 -- Politics and government. (DLC)sh2002011436
Racism -- Environmental aspects -- Canada.
Hazardous waste sites. (OCoLC)fst00952349
Capitalism -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00846453
Black people -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst00834005
Environmental policy. (OCoLC)fst00913250
Nova Scotia. (OCoLC)fst01206030
Canada. (OCoLC)fst01204310
Hazardous waste sites -- Canada.
Indians of North America -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst00969904
Indians of North America -- Nova Scotia -- Social conditions.
Capitalism -- Social aspects.
Local Subject Indigenous peoples -- Nova Scotia -- Social conditions.
Indigenous peoples -- Canada -- Social conditions.
Subject Environmental policy -- Canada.
Indians of North America -- Canada -- Social conditions.
Canada -- Race relations.
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
Added Title There is something in the water
Other Form: Waldron, Ingrid. There's something in the water.: Winnipeg ; Black Point : Fernwood Publishing, 2018 (CaOONL)20179078666
ISBN 9781773630571 (softcover)
9781773630588 (epub)
9781773630595 (kindle)
Standard No. 99976723535
ISBN 1773630571
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