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Toxic Tourism : Rhetorics of Pollution, Travel, and Environmental Justice

Author: Phaedra C Pezzullo
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2007.
Series: Albma Rhetoric Cult & Soc Crit.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first book length study of the environmental justice movement, tourism, and the links between race, class, and waste. Tourism is at once both a beloved pastime and a denigrated form of popular culture. Romanticized for its promise of pleasure, tourism is also potentially toxic, enabling the deadly exploitation of the cultures and environments visited. For many decades, the environmental justice movement has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Pezzullo, Phaedra Carmen.
Toxic Tourism : Rhetorics of Pollution, Travel, and Environmental Justice.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1753
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Phaedra C Pezzullo
ISBN: 9780817388553 0817388559
OCLC Number: 889674917
Description: 1 online resource (280 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction: A Challenge; 1. Tourist Itineraries; 2. Toxic Baggage; 3. Sites and Sacralization; 4. Cancer and Co-optation; 5. Identification and Imagined Communities; Conclusion: All the Time in the World; Epilogue: And the Struggles Continue ... ; Appendix: Contact Information for Advocacy Groups; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Albma Rhetoric Cult & Soc Crit.
Responsibility: Phaedra C. Pezzullo.

Abstract:

The first book length study of the environmental justice movement, tourism, and the links between race, class, and waste. Tourism is at once both a beloved pastime and a denigrated form of popular culture. Romanticized for its promise of pleasure, tourism is also potentially toxic, enabling the deadly exploitation of the cultures and environments visited. For many decades, the environmental justice movement has offered -toxic tours, - non-commercial trips intended to highlight people and locales polluted by poisonous chemicals. Out of these efforts and their popular reception, a new understanding of democratic participation inenvironmental decision-making has begun to arise.
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