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Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed: Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice (Hardback)

Shannon Elizabeth Bell

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ISBN 10: 0252037952 / ISBN 13: 9780252037955
Edité par University of Illinois Press, United States, 2013
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Motivated by a deeply rooted sense of place and community, Appalachian women have long fought against the damaging effects of industrialization. In this collection of interviews, sociologist Shannon Elizabeth Bell presents the voices of twelve Central Appalachian women, environmental justice activists fighting against mountaintop removal mining and its devastating effects on public health, regional ecology, and community well-being. Each woman narrates her own personal story of injustice and tells how that experience led her to activism. The interviews--many of them illustrated by the women s photostories --describe obstacles, losses, and tragedies. But they also tell of new communities and personal transformations catalyzed through activism. Bell supplements each narrative with careful notes that aid the reader while amplifying the power and flow of the activists stories. Bell s analysis outlines the relationship between Appalachian women s activism and the gendered responsibilities they feel within their families and communities.Ultimately, Bell argues that these women draw upon a broader protector identity that both encompasses and extends the identity of motherhood that has often been associated with grassroots women s activism. As protectors, the women challenge dominant Appalachian gender expectations and guard not only their families but also their homeplaces, their communities, their heritage, and the endangered mountains that surround them. 30 of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to organizations fighting for environmental justice in Central Appalachia. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9780252037955

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Titre : Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed: Appalachian ...

Éditeur : University of Illinois Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2013

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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Motivated by a deeply rooted sense of place and community, Appalachian women have long fought against the damaging effects of industrialization. In this collection of interviews, sociologist Shannon Elizabeth Bell presents the voices of twelve Central Appalachian women, environmental justice activists fighting against mountaintop removal mining and its devastating effects on public health, regional ecology, and community well-being.

 Each woman narrates her own personal story of injustice and tells how that experience led her to activism. The interviews--many of them illustrated by the women's "photostories"--describe obstacles, losses, and tragedies. But they also tell of new communities and personal transformations catalyzed through activism. Bell supplements each narrative with careful notes that aid the reader while amplifying the power and flow of the activists' stories. Bell's analysis outlines the relationship between Appalachian women's activism and the gendered responsibilities they feel within their families and communities. Ultimately, Bell argues that these women draw upon a broader "protector identity" that both encompasses and extends the identity of motherhood that has often been associated with grassroots women's activism. As protectors, the women challenge dominant Appalachian gender expectations and guard not only their families but also their homeplaces, their communities, their heritage, and the endangered mountains that surround them.

30% of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to organizations fighting for environmental justice in Central Appalachia.

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Personal stories of women's environmental activism in Central Appalachia

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