Ryan Holifield is an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His research interests include environmental justice policy and practice, social and political dimensions of urban environmental change, and stakeholder participation in environmental governance. Jayajit Chakraborty is a Professor of Geography in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and Director of the Socio-Environmental and Geospatial Analysis Lab at the University of Texas at El Paso. His research interests are located at the intersection of hazards geography, health geography, and urban geography, and encompass a wide range of environmental and social justice issues. Gordon Walker is Professor of Environment, Risk, and Justice in the Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, UK. His research focuses on environmental justice, sustainable energy transitions, and the dynamics of energy demand. Recent books include Environmental Justice: Concepts, Evidence, and Politics (Routledge 2012) and Energy Justice in a Changing Climate (2013).
Environmental injustice can only be redressed if activists, citizens, lawyers, governments and others have the concepts, mechanisms and tools to make the world a better place. This book is a one-stop-shop for anyone who wants an advanced introduction to environmental justice. It attends to the substantive, procedural and practical complexities involved while, through powerful argument and example, showing that injustices can and should be tackled from the local scale to the global. Professor Noel Castree, University of Wollongong, Australia This impressive collection provides a comprehensive overview of Environmental Justice Studies with a stunning sweep of theoretical approaches that include critical race theory, social movement theory, political economy, feminist theory, science and technology studies, and political philosophy; diverse and creative methodological approaches; and a broad array of empirical topics and geographical contexts. In emphasizing the roots of environmental inequalities, diverse visions of justice, and various strategies for change, this essential resource will help scholars, students, activists, policymakers, and others help fight for and secure a more just world. Associate Professor Jill Lindsey Harrison, Department of Sociology, University of Colorado-Boulder, USA