The Wild and the Toxic : American Environmentalism and the Politics of Health
Health figures centrally in late twentieth-century environmental activism. There are many competing claims about the health of ecosystems, the health of the planet, and the health of humans, yet there is little agreement among the likes of D.C. lobbyists, grassroots organizers, eco-anarchist collectives, and science-based advocacy organizations about whose health matters most, or what health even means. In this book, Jennifer Thomson untangles the complex web of political, social, and intellectual developments that gave rise to the multiplicity of claims and concerns about environmental health.-- publisher
Ecology, Environmental studies, Environmentalism, Public policy, Politics, Sociology, Social issues, Health, Medicine, Gaia hypothesis
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology | Environmental Law | Environmental Public Health | Environmental Studies | Health Law and Policy | Sociology
University of North Carolina Press
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Thomson, Jennifer, "The Wild and the Toxic : American Environmentalism and the Politics of Health" (2019). Faculty Books. 52.