Introduction: Inequality and the environment

Michael A. Long*, Michael J. Lynch, Paul B. Stretesky

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


This chapter serves as the introduction to the Handbook of Inequality and the Environment. This set of collected works represents our effort at organizing cutting edge research on inequality-environment intersections. We begin the chapter by highlighting the complexity of the intersection of inequality and the environment. Inequality has many dimensions (e.g., based on race, ethnicity, social class, gender, sexuality, region of the world, among many others), which all interact with the natural environment. Next, we provide the outline of the handbook, briefly explaining each chapter. In the conclusion, we note that much more work needs to be done on the inequality-environment intersection.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook on Inequality and the Environment
EditorsMichael A. Long, Michael J. Lynch, Paul B. Stretesky
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781800881136
ISBN (Print)9781800881129
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2023

Publication series

NameElgar Handbooks on Inequality
PublisherEdward Elgar

Cite this