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Standing our ground [electronic resource] : women, environmental justice, and the fight to end mountaintop removal / Joyce M. Barry.

Author/Creator:
Barry, Joyce M.
Publication:
Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 2012.
Series:
Series in Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Appalachia
Ohio University Press series in race, ethnicity, and gender in Appalachia
Ohio University Press series in race, ethnicity, and gender in Appalachia
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (217 p.)
Subjects:
Environmental justice -- Appalachian Region.
Women -- Political activity -- Appalachian Region.
Mountaintop removal mining -- Social aspects -- Appalachian Region.
Landscape protection -- Appalachian Region -- Citizen participation.
Coal mines and mining -- Environmental aspects -- Appalachian Region.
Community activists -- Appalachian Region.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Standing Our Ground: Women, Environmental Justice, and the Fight to End Mountaintop Removal examines women's efforts to end mountaintop removal coal mining in West Virginia. Mountaintop removal coal mining, which involves demolishing the tops of hills and mountains to provide access to coal seams, is one of the most significant environmental threats in Appalachia, where it is most commonly practiced. The Appalachian women featured in Barry's book have firsthand experience with the negative impacts of Big Coal in West Virginia. Through their work in organizations such as th
Contents:
Living in a sacrifice zone: gender, the political economy of coal, and anti/mountaintop removal activism
Gender and anti/mountaintop removal activism: expanding the environmental justice framework
Remembering the past, working for the future: West Virginia women fight for sustainable communities and environmental heritage
Saving the endangered hillbilly: Appalachian stereotypes and cultural identity in the anti/mountaintop removal movement
Situating the particular and the universal: gender, environmental justice, and mountaintop removal in a global context.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
0-8214-4410-7
OCLC:
821733453
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