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Dependent Convergence: The Struggle to Control Petrochemical Hazards in Brazil and the United States

Dependent Convergence: The Struggle to Control Petrochemical Hazards in Brazil and the United States

Forthcoming

Carlos E Siqueira
April 30, 2018

Comparative analyses of social actors and policy outcomes in Bahia and Texas show the similarities and differences in the actors and the policies adopted in each case. As a result of historical and structural developments in Bahia and Texas, Cetrel operates under pollution-control standards and...

Labor-environmental Coalitions: Lessons from a Louisiana Petrochemical Region

Labor-environmental Coalitions: Lessons from a Louisiana Petrochemical Region

Forthcoming

Thomas Estabrook, Charles Levenstein, John Wooding
April 30, 2018

In 1984, the oil, chemical and atomic workers began a 5-year campaign to win back the jobs of its members locked out by the BASF Corp. in Geismar, Louisiana. The multiscale campaign involved coalitions with local environmentalists as well as international solidarity from environmental and religious...

Beyond Child's Play: Sustainable Product Design in the Global Doll-making Industry

Beyond Child's Play: Sustainable Product Design in the Global Doll-making Industry

Sally Edward
March 29, 2017

Sustainable product design is more than eco design: it goes beyond 'green' to consider the work environment, community impacts, consumer health, and economic viability, as well as environmental attributes. "Beyond Child's Play" explores the concept of sustainable product design in the context of...

Shoes, Glues and Homework: Dangerous Work in the Global Footwear Industry

Shoes, Glues and Homework: Dangerous Work in the Global Footwear Industry

Pia Markkanen, Charles Levenstein, Robert Forrant, John Wooding
March 29, 2017

The Cotton Dust Papers: Science, Politics, and Power in the

The Cotton Dust Papers: Science, Politics, and Power in the "Discovery" of Byssinosis in the U.S

Charles Levenstein, Gregory F. Delaurier, Mary Lee Dunn
March 29, 2017

"The Cotton Dust Papers" is the story of the 50-year struggle for recognition in the U.S. of this pernicious occupational disease. The authors contend that byssinosis could have and should have been recognized much sooner, as a great deal was known about the disease as early as the 1930s. Using...

Who is Nursing Them? It is Us: Neoliberalism, HIV/AIDS, and the Occupational Health and Safety of South African Public Sector Nurses

Who is Nursing Them? It is Us: Neoliberalism, HIV/AIDS, and the Occupational Health and Safety of South African Public Sector Nurses

Jennifer R. Zelnick, Charles Levenstein, Robert Forrant, John Wooding
March 29, 2017

This book explores the impacts of HIV/AIDS and neoliberal globalization on the occupational health of public sector hospital nurses in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The story of South African public sector nurses provides multiple perspectives on the HIV/AIDS epidemic-for a workforce that played a...

Within Reach?: Managing Chemical Risks in Small Enterprises

Within Reach?: Managing Chemical Risks in Small Enterprises

David Walters
March 29, 2017

Examines regulatory and other strategies for improving chemical risk management in small enterprises in the European Union. This book considers what supports are necessary to secure the implementation of these strategies and is particularly concerned with the role of chemical product supply as...

At the Point of Production: The Social Analysis of Occupational and Environmental Health

At the Point of Production: The Social Analysis of Occupational and Environmental Health

Charles Levenstein
February 06, 2017

"At the Point of Production", a compilation of contributions to "New Solutions Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health Policy", locates workers' health and safety problems in the broad political economy. It argues that without a deep understanding of the social/political/economic context...

Inside and Out: Universities and Education for Sustainable Development

Inside and Out: Universities and Education for Sustainable Development

Robert Forrant, Linda Silka
February 06, 2017

Two overarching questions permeate the literature on universities and civic engagement: How does a university restructure its myriad activities, maintain its academic integrity, and have a transformative impact off campus? And, who ought to participate in the conversations that frame and guide both...

Northern Exposures: A Canadian Perspective on Occupational Health and Environment

Northern Exposures: A Canadian Perspective on Occupational Health and Environment

David Bennett, Charles Levenstein, Robert Forrant, John Wooding
February 06, 2017

'Northern Exposures' is an important and thought-provoking book that shows how the labor movement has embraced environmental protection and is beginning to create a new and more sustainable vision for the future. Dave Bennett's knowledge and commitment shine through. He is, by turns, the skeptical...

Working Disasters: The Politics of Recognition and Response

Working Disasters: The Politics of Recognition and Response

Eric Tucker
December 07, 2016

Every day, workers are injured, made ill, or killed on the job. Most often, workers experience these harms individually and in isolation. Particular occurrences rarely attract much public attention beyond, perhaps, a small paragraph in the local newspaper. Instead, these events are normalized. This...

World Sustainable Development Outlook 2016

World Sustainable Development Outlook 2016

Allam Ahmed
October 01, 2016

The World Sustainable Development Outlook series has been developed to provide an overview of sustainable development, to discuss why it is important and to provoke forward thinking on the development of a more coherent approach to solving global problems related to sustainability through science...

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