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The Resource Citizen environmentalists, James Longhurst, (electronic resource)

Citizen environmentalists, James Longhurst, (electronic resource)

Label
Citizen environmentalists
Title
Citizen environmentalists
Statement of responsibility
James Longhurst
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Using a case study of environmental debates about air pollution in Pittsburgh during the late 1960s and early 1970s, James Longhurst examines larger trends in citizen activism outside party politics, linking those trends with the rights revolution of the late twentieth century. He draws upon journalistic accounts, archival documents, legal records, and interviews to explore the actions and arguments of GASP (Group Against Smog and Pollution). This group of environmental activists gained access to political power through claims to citizenship and scientific expertise, supported by the organizational skills, social capital, and maternal rhetoric of middle-class women. Once they gained entry to a newly confrontational policy process, the group engaged in furious public debates over implementation, enforcement, and employment, all amid the decline of Pittsburgh's industrial economy. The grassroots actions of GASP, and many other groups like it across the nation, show that new developments in policy-making, concepts of citizenship, and the long-standing tradition of middle-class women's civic activism did more to drive the creation of the modern environmental movement than did changes in environmental philosophy.--From publisher description
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Longhurst, James Lewis
Dewey number
363.7/05250974886
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Civil society : historical and contemporary perspectives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • GASP (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Environmentalism
  • Air
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental policy
Label
Citizen environmentalists, James Longhurst, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-226) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Power to the public hearing : the importance of citizenship to the environmental movement -- The smoky city : public involvement in controlling air pollution in Pittsburgh -- "I belong here!" : citizens environmentalism in Pittsburgh and the United States -- Mother of urban skies : environmental education and the rhetoric of women's activism -- "Where the rubber meets the road" : implementation and the rhetoric scientific expertise of the Variance Board, 1970-1975 -- Citizens and the courts : United States Steel, Jones & Laughlin, and the limits of local control
Control code
ocn649914508
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 238 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282661080
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)649914508
Label
Citizen environmentalists, James Longhurst, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-226) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Power to the public hearing : the importance of citizenship to the environmental movement -- The smoky city : public involvement in controlling air pollution in Pittsburgh -- "I belong here!" : citizens environmentalism in Pittsburgh and the United States -- Mother of urban skies : environmental education and the rhetoric of women's activism -- "Where the rubber meets the road" : implementation and the rhetoric scientific expertise of the Variance Board, 1970-1975 -- Citizens and the courts : United States Steel, Jones & Laughlin, and the limits of local control
Control code
ocn649914508
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 238 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282661080
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)649914508

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