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Cultures of Contamination: Legacies of Pollution in Russia and the US Vol: 14

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28 Mar 2007
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
522 pages - 156 x 234 x 28mm
Research in Social Problems and Public Policy
This volume ponders the cultures that generated the bulk of our global contamination legacy. Insight is sought into its creation and an understanding of differences in how it is being addressed. Hopefully the illumination of the problem will contribute to a better understanding of the constraining conditions and will help guide us in meeting the twin challenges created by the legacy of contamination: how to stop it and how to address what we already have done. Section one focuses on the psycho-social dynamics of chemical contamination. Section two deals with nuclear events, both accidents, but also the closed cities and closed society needed to produce a nuclear context. Section 3 addresses mitigations, dominated by 4 out of 5 chapters addressing Russia. And section four provides perspectives, comparative pieces addressing secrecy in nuclear programs, distorted risk communication in the aftermath of the World Trade Center Disaster, environmental altruism and in core social response to environmental challenges. It examines the cultures most responsible for global contamination. It adopts a global and practical perspective, with case examples from the United States and Russia. It seeks to stop contaminations from taking place in the future and positively address those from the past. This book series is available electronically at website.
Introduction: Chapter one: Sustainability and the Need to Deal with the Contaminated Legacy: A Comparison of Russia and the U.S. Michael R. Edelstein, pp. 1-9 Part 1: The Dynamics of Chemical Contamination Section 1 Introduction 10-14 Chapter 1: The Love Canal: Social Science Research in a Community in Crisis. Adeline G. Levine, pp 14-23 Chapter 2: Forging Change in a Contaminated Russian City: A Longitudinal View of Kirishi. Olga Tsepilova 19 24-43 Chapter 3: Sokol: Seeing the Forests for the Trees. Antonina Kulyasova and Ivan Kulyasov 28 43-71 Chapter 4: The Case of the Pinewood Landfill: The Politics of Risk, Rationality and the Disposal of Hazardous Waste. Nicholas Martyniak, William Hallman and Abraham Wandersman, 18 72-90 Chapter 5: Fear of Cancer in a Rural Appalachian Community Following Notification of an Environmental Hazard. Janice Hastrup, Sherilyn N. Thomas and Michael R. Edelstein 27 91-118 Chapter 6: Toxic Water and the Anthill Effect: The Development of a Subculture of Distress in a Once Contaminated Community. Stephen R. Couch and Anne E. Mercuri 27 119-146 Part 2: Closed Cities, Closed Accidents and a Closed Society Section 2 Introduction 6 147-153 Chapter 7: Closed City, Open Disaster. Nadezda Kutepova and Olga Tsepilova 19 153-170 Chapter 8: The Most Contaminated Place on Earth: Community Response to Long-Term Radiological Disaster in Russias Southern Urals . Natalia Mironova, Michael R. Edelstein, Maria Tysiachniouk, Jonathan Reisman 20 171-191 Chapter 9: Psycho-Social Consequences Due to Radioactive Contamination in the Techa River Region of Russia. Michael R. Edelstein and Maria Tysiachniouk, 14 192-206 Chapter 10: Environmental Risk Perception after Chernoyl. Irina A. Zykova 18 207-225 Chapter 11: Habitual Risk Taking in Dzerzhinsk: Daily Life in the Capital of Soviet Chemistry. Alla Bolotova, 24 226-249 Chapter 12: Hanford: A Culture of Secrecy, Denial and Impact. Michael R. Edelstein 20 250-270 Part 3: Mitigations Introduction: Part 3 5 271-276 A Grassroots Perspective on the Brownfields and Superfund Programs. Madelyn Hoffman 33 pages word 277-303 Cleaning Up From the Cold War: Medical, Ecological and Psychological Aspects of the Russian Experience with Chemical Weapons Destruction. Boris N. Filatov, Valentina V. Klauchek, Nikolay G. Britanov, Sergei V. Klauchek. 29 304-333 Chernobyl: A Liquidators Story. Ludmila Smirnova and Michael Edelstein 10 334-344 Into Thin Air: Training Children to Live in Polluted Air. Oleg Glazachev 17 345-362 Volgograds Ecological Gymnasium: Adapting Children to a Contaminated Neighborhood. Ludmila Smirnova 19 pages word 363-382 Part 4: Perspectives: Introduction: Section 4 Secrecy and the U.S. Anti-Nuclear Movement. Susan Maret 31 365-396 The World Trade Center Disaster---Environmental Risk, Public Fear, and Changed Realities. Michael Edelstein and Catherine McVay Hughes 38 397-435 Environmental Altruism: A comparison of Russia and the United States. Margaret Gibbs, Tatiana Andrushenko, Natalya Makarevich and Robert Binford 18 pages word needs edit 435-453 Luda and Michael R. Edelstein An American Perspective on Comparative Cultures of Contamination 454-464

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