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Everyday Exposure
Indigenous Mobilization and Environmental Justice in Canada's Chemical Valley

Wiebe, Sarah Marie
Publisher:  UBC Press, Canada
Year Published:  2016  
Pages:  260pp   ISBN:  978-0-7748-3264-9
Library of Congress Number:  GE240.C3W53 2016   Dewey:  304.2089'973330711327
Resource Type:  Book

Surrounded by Canada's densest concentration of chemical manufacturing plants, members of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation have expressed concern about a declining male birth rate and high incidences of miscarriage, asthma, cancer, and cardiovascular illness. Everyday Exposure uncovers the systemic injustices they face as they fight for environmental justice.


Table of Contents

Foreword: A Canadian Tragedy / James Tully
Photo Essay #1: Atmosphere
1 Skeletons in the Closet: Citizen Wounding and the Biopolitics of Injustice
2 Sensing Policy: An Affective Framework of Analysis
3 State Nerves: The Many Layers of Indigenous Environmental Justice
Photo Essay #2: Life
4 Home Is Where the Heart Is: Lived Experience in Aamjiwnaang
5 Digesting Space: The Geopolitics of Everyday Life
6 Seeking Reproductive Justice: Situated Bodies of Knowledge
7 Shelter-in-Place? Immune No More and Idle No More
Photo Essay #3: Resurgence
Notes; References; Index

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