Handbook on inequality and the environment

Michael A. Long* (Editor), Michael J. Lynch (Editor), Paul B. Stretesky (Editor)

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This innovative Handbook provides a comprehensive treatment of the complex relationship between inequality and the environment and illustrates the myriad ways in which they intersect. Featuring over 30 contributions from leading experts in the field, it explores the ways in which inequality impacts three of the most pressing contemporary environmental issues: climate change, natural resource extraction, and food insecurity. Laying the conceptual foundations for its analysis of key inequality-environment intersections, the Handbook covers theoretical traditions employed in the environmental inequality literature and examines different approaches to the concept of rights and how these influence scholarship on environmental justice. Chapters further investigate the multifaceted relationships between the natural environment and common forms of social inequalities, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, social class, the economy, and the state. Bringing together cutting-edge research on diverse inequality-environment intersections, this comprehensive Handbook will be relevant to both students and researchers in the social sciences and environmental sociology, politics, and geography. Its empirical insights will also prove valuable to public and social policymakers with access to mechanisms that can shape environmental protection policies.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar
Number of pages666
ISBN (Electronic)9781800881136
ISBN (Print)9781800881129
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2023

Publication series

NameElgar Handbooks on Inequality
PublisherEdward Elgar

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