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GEOG 357 Lecture 26: L26

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University of British Columbia
GEOG 357
Valerie Carolyn Prouse

Environmental Justice: Response to perceived justice, as judged through observations of unreasonable inequality in outcome and lack of fair treatment for, in particular, people and social groups that are already marginalized and disadvantaged o Human center o Environmental pollutants Key concerns o Humanenvironmental relations o Spatial and social distribution of environmental goods and bads E.g incinerators, infrastructure o Origins and perpetuation of inequality and injustice Historical and spatial Environmental Justice: o Civil rights politivs in United States Legal and political contestation of proposals to site polluting and toxic facilities in predominantly black and poor neighbourhoods o Increasingly inclusive Justice: differences in gender, age, rights of future generations Pulido: Relationality Environment: access to environmental goods and resources(water, energy, green space) New issues arising in Human geography o Most work continues to look at sociospatial distributions of environmental hazards Air pollution Landfill sites Toxic waste o Critical race geographers: attention to interlocking systems of oppression
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