Confronting Ecological Crisis in Appalachia and the South PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Confronting Ecological Crisis in Appalachia and the South free pdf Throughout Appalachia corporations control local economies and absentee ownership of land makes it difficult for communities to protect their waterways, mountains, and forests. Yet among all this uncertainty are committed citizens who have organized themselves to confront both external power holders and often their own local, state, and federal agents. Determined to make their voice heard and to improve their living conditions, newfound partnerships between community activists and faculty and students at community colleges and universities have formed to challenge powerful bureaucratic infrastructures and to protect local ecosystems and communities.Confronting Ecological Crisis: University and Community Partnerships in Appalachia and the South addresses a wide range of cases that have presented challenges to local environments, public health, and social justice faced by the people of this region. Editors Stephanie McSpirit, Lynne Faltraco, and Conner Bailey, along with community leaders and their university partners, describe stories of unlikely unions between faculty, students, and Appalachian communities in which both sides learn from one another and, most importantly, form a unique alliance in the fight against corporate control. Confronting Ecological Crisis is a comprehensive look at the citizens and organizations that have emerged to fight the continued destruction of Appalachia.

About Associate Professor Stephanie McSpirit

Stephanie McSpirit Stephanie McSpirit is a Professor of Sociology at Eastern Kentucky and has been on faculty member there since 1995. McSpirit teaches classes in statistics, introductory sociology, environmental sociology, animal studies and community-based research methods. She has worked with teams of students on research projects related to environmental and water quality issues in Appalachia and throughout the state of Kentucky and has published her research in various academic journals such as the Journal of Appalachian Studies, Southern Rural Sociology and International Journal of Society and Natural Resources.Lynne Faltraco Lynne Faltraco's involvement as a community activist and organizer began in 1995. She has been the Program Coordinator for the Concerned Citizens of Rutherford County (CCRC) and was awarded a Rockefeller Humanities Fellowship to the University of Kentucky and completed "Bridging the Gap: A Resource Manual for Local Rural Communities." This Fellowship was the beginning of this book project. She has spoken at public hearings, town hall meetings, and conferences such as the Southeast Rural Sociological Conference, conducted classes at various universities throughout the Southeast and given presentations in local communities from Alabama to Pennsylvania. She has written and been featured in numerous articles, editorials, magazines, book reviews and regulatory publications such as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and EPA Region IV's Performance Partnership Agreement. Conner Bailey Conner Bailey is a Professor of Rural Sociology at Auburn University, where he has worked since 1985. Bailey's work focuses on the sociology of natural resources and the environment and has been working on the connection between forestry and quality of life in the southeastern United States for twenty years. He also has been involved with citizen activist groups fighting solid and hazardous waste facilities in the region and related to this to research on environmental justice. Internationally, Bailey has had a long commitment to research on coastal aquaculture and marine fisheries. He has published in a variety of academic journals, including Rural Sociology, Society

Details Book

Author : Associate Professor Stephanie McSpirit
Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
Data Published : 06 July 2012
ISBN : 081313661X
EAN : 9780813136615
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 284 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Confronting Ecological Crisis in Appalachia and the South



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Organizing for Community Controlled Development free pdfOrganizing for Community Controlled Development

    "Organizing for Community Controlled Development" proposes a detailed model for the renewal and revitalization of local communities providing residents and community development organizations with a comprehensive guide on how to strengthen local assets and make and control the necessary social..


  • Community-Based Operations Research  :  Decision Modeling for Local Impact  ... free pdfCommunity-Based Operations Research : Decision Modeling for Local Impact ...

    This edited volume is an introduction to diverse methods and applications in operations research focused on local populations and community-based organizations that have the potential to improve the lives of individuals and communities in tangible ways..


  • Community College Faculty free pdfCommunity College Faculty

    Public community colleges in the United States enroll approximately 6 million students. about 45 percent of all undergraduates. These students are taught by nearly four hundred thousand full- and part-time faculty members..


  • School Leadership for Authentic Family and Community Partnerships free pdfSchool Leadership for Authentic Family and Community Partnerships

    School leaders are increasingly called upon to pursue meaningful partnerships with families and community groups. yet many leaders are unprepared to meet the challenges of partnerships..


  • Community Resilience in Natural Disasters free pdfCommunity Resilience in Natural Disasters

    Told through the voices of local community leaders. this book analyzes how communities respond to natural disasters and how outsiders contribute positively--or negatively--to their response..


  • Confronting Ecological Crisis in Appalachia and the South free pdfConfronting Ecological Crisis in Appalachia and the South

    . Throughout Appalachia corporations control local economies and absentee ownership of land makes it difficult for communities to protect their waterways, mountains, and forests. Yet among all this un