Restoring the Connection to the Natural World

Essays on the African American Environmental Imagination

Edited by: Sylvia Mayer

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.


208 pages

Publication Date: 3/31/2003
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783825867324


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