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Toxic Injustice : A Transnational History of Exposure and Struggle / Susanna Rankin Bohme.

Author/Creator:
Bohme, Susanna Rankin, author.
Publication:
Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2014]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Subjects:
Agricultural laborers -- Health and hygiene.
Dibromochloropropane -- Health aspects -- Law and legislation.
Dibromochloropropane -- Toxicology.
Environmental justice.
Fruit trade -- Health aspects -- Law and legislation.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
text file PDF
Summary:
The pesticide dibromochloropropane, known as DBCP, was developed by the chemical companies Dow and Shell in the 1950s to target wormlike, soil-dwelling creatures called nematodes. Despite signs that the chemical was dangerous, it was widely used in U.S. agriculture and on Chiquita and Dole banana plantations in Central America. In the late 1970s, DBCP was linked to male sterility, but an uneven regulatory process left many workers-especially on Dole's banana farms-exposed for years after health risks were known. Susanna Rankin Bohme tells an intriguing, multilayered history that spans fifty years, highlighting 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 and seek justice from states and transnational corporations alike.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Roots of Optimism and Anxiety
2. DBCP on the Farm
3. Unequal Exposures
4. An Inconvenient Forum?
5. Making a Movement
6. National Law, Transnational Justice?
Conclusion
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 16. Mai 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9780520959811
OCLC:
1018001491
Publisher Number:
10.1525/9780520959811 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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