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The Wild and the Toxic: American Environmentalism and the Politics of Health

Jennifer Thomson


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 ... More

Keywords: Environmental Health, Environmentalism, Climate Justice, Activism, Bioregionalism, Environmental Politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781469651996
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651996.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Thomson, author
Bucknell University