Drawing from a Society for Applied Anthropology study on human rights and the environment, Who Pays the Price? provides a detailed look at the human experience of environmental crisis. The issues examined span the globe -- loss of land and access to critical resources; contamination of air, water and soil; exposure to radiation, toxic chemicals, and other hazardous wastes. Topics considered in-depth include:
- human rights and environmental degradation
- nation-state struggles over indigenous rights
- rights abuse accompanying resource extraction, weapons production, and tourism development
- environmental racism, gender bias, and multinational industry double standards
- social justice environmentalism
The book incorporates material from a wide range of economic and geographic contexts, including case studies from China, Russia, Latin America, the United States, Canada, Africa, and the South Pacific.