Restoring the Connection to the Natural World

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Sylvia Mayer (ed.)

Essays on the African American Environmental Imagination

ISBN 978-3-8258-6732-3
Band-Nr. 10
Jahr 2003
Seiten 208
Bindung broschiert

Artikelnummer: 978-3-8258-6732-3 Kategorien: ,


Since its emergence in the second half of the nineteenth
century American environmentalism had predominantly been a
white, middle-class pursuit, preoccupied with notions of
wilderness and wildlife preservation. Only fairly recently,
with the advent of the environmental justice movement in the
1980s, has American environmentalism broadened its
definition of „environment“ to include the concerns
relevant to a community’s way of living. Especially the
concerns of poor urban communities of color, which have been
exposed to environmental hazards disproportionately, have
entered the political agenda.