The Resource Toxic injustice : a transnational history of exposure and struggle, Susanna Rankin Bohme

Toxic injustice : a transnational history of exposure and struggle, Susanna Rankin Bohme

Label
Toxic injustice : a transnational history of exposure and struggle
Title
Toxic injustice
Title remainder
a transnational history of exposure and struggle
Statement of responsibility
Susanna Rankin Bohme
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The pesticide dibromochloropropane, known as DBCP, was developed by the chemical companies Dow and Shell in the 1950s to target worm-like, soil-dwelling creatures called nematodes. Despite signs that it was dangerous, the chemical was widely used in U.S. agriculture and on Chiquita and Dole Central American banana plantations. In the late 1970s, DBCP was linked to male sterility, setting off an uneven regulatory process while continued use left some workers--especially on Dole's banana plantations--exposed for years after dangers were known. Susanna Bohme tells an intriguing multilayered history of DBCP that spans fifty years to highlight the transnational reach of corporations and social justice movements. Toxic Injustice links health inequalities and worker struggles as it charts how people excluded from workplace and legal protections have found ways to challenge power structures. In contrast to most studies on the effects of globalization, this work provides a bold and multidisciplinary integration of many perspectives--environmental, legal, medical, labor, industrial, and transnational--to interrogate the way nation-states remain crucial forces and to demonstrate the boundaries and opportunities faced by those seeking justice from elite national and transnational actors"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
363.738/4
Index
index present
LC call number
RA1270.P4
LC item number
B586 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Toxic injustice : a transnational history of exposure and struggle, Susanna Rankin Bohme
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Roots of optimism and anxiety -- DBCP on the farm -- Toxic inequalities -- An inconvenient forum? -- Making a movement -- National law, transnational justice?
Control code
ocn893735855
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520959811
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt1330bdp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34014317
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)893735855
  • pebcs0520959817

Library Locations

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