Cultures of contamination [electronic resource] : legacies of pollution in Russia and the U.S. /
edited by Michael R. Edelstein, Maria Tysiachniouk, and Lyudmila V. Smirnova.
Amsterdam ; Oxford : Elsevier JAI, 2007.
vi, 502 p. : ill.,
0762313714, 9780762313716
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Amsterdam ; Oxford : Elsevier JAI, 2007.
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Main Description
This volume ponders the cultures that generated the bulk of our global contamination legacy. Insight is sought into its creation and an understanding of differences in how it is being addressed. Hopefully the illumination of the problem will contribute to a better understanding of the constraining conditions and will help guide us in meeting the twin challenges created by the legacy of contamination: how to stop it and how to address what we already have done. Section one focuses on the psycho-social dynamics of chemical contamination. Section two deals with nuclear events, both accidents, but also the closed cities and closed society needed to produce a nuclear context. Section 3 addresses mitigations, dominated by 4 out of 5 chapters addressing Russia. And section four provides perspectives, comparative pieces addressing secrecy in nuclear programs, distorted risk communication in the aftermath of the World Trade Center Disaster, environmental altruism and in core social response to environmental challenges. *Examines the cultures most responsible for global contamination *
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Looking at the cultures that generated the bulk of our global contamination legacy, this guide aims to help the reader in meeting the twin challenges created by the legacy of contamination: how to stop it and how to address what we already have done.
Table of Contents
Sustainability and the Need to Deal with the Contaminated Legacy: A Comparison of Russia and the U.S.p. 1
The Dynamics of Chemical Contamination
Introductionp. 10
The Love Canal: Social Science Research in a Community in Crisisp. 14
Forging Change in a Contaminated Russian City: A Longitudinal View of Kiriship. 19,24
Sokol: Seeing the Forests for the Treesp. 28,43
The Case of the Pinewood Landfill: The Politics of Risk, Rationality and the Disposal of Hazardous Wastep. 18,72
Fear of Cancer in a Rural Appalachian Community Following Notification of an Environmental Hazardp. 27, 91
Toxic Water and the Anthill Effect: The Development of a Subculture of Distress in a Once Contaminated Communityp. 27, 119
Closed Cities, Closed Accidents and a Closed Society
Introductionp. 6,147
Closed City, Open Disasterp. 19,153-170
The Most Contaminated Place on Earth: Community Response to Long-Term Radiological Disaster in Russias Southern Urals
Psycho-Social Consequences Due to Radioactive Contamination in the Techa River Region of Russiap. 14 192-206
Environmental Risk Perception after Chernoylp. 18,207
Habitual Risk Taking in Dzerzhinsk: Daily Life in the Capital of Soviet Chemistryp. 24 ,226
Hanford: A Culture of Secrecy, Denial and Impactp. 20,250-270
Introduction: Part 3p. 5,271
A Grassroots Perspective on the Brownfields and Superfund Programsp. 33
pages wordp. 277-303
Cleaning Up From the Cold War: Medical, Ecological and Psychological Aspects of the Russian Experience with Chemical Weapons Destructionp. 29,304
Chernobyl: A Liquidators Storyp. 10,334
Into Thin Air: Training Children to Live in Polluted Airp. 17,345
Volgograds Ecological Gymnasium: Adapting Children to a Contaminated Neighborhoodp. 19
pages wordp. 363
Secrecy and the U.S. Anti-Nuclear Movement
The World Trade Center Disaster
Environmental Risk, Public Fear, and Changed Realitiesp. 38,397
Environmental Altruism: A comparison of Russia and the United Statesp. 18
pages word needs editp. 435-453
An American Perspective on Comparative Cultures of Contaminationp. 454-464
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