Contaminated Communities: Coping With Residential Toxic Exposure, Second Edition, 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Contaminated Communities

Coping With Residential Toxic Exposure, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

By Michael R Edelstein


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In this wholly revised second edition, Michael Edelstein draws on his thirty years as a community activist to provide a much-expanded theoretical foundation for understanding the psychosocial impacts of toxic contamination. Informed by social psychological theory and an extensive survey of documented cases of toxic exposure, and enlivened by excerp

Table of Contents

1 Toxic Exposure: The Plague of Our Time -- 2 Legler: The Story of a Contaminated Community -- 3 Lifescape Change: Cognitive Adjustment to Toxic Exposure -- 4 Individual and Family Impacts -- 5 Disabling Citizens: The Governmental Response to Toxic Exposure -- 6 The Enabling Response: Community Development and Toxic Exposure -- 7 The Societal Meaning of Pollution

About the Author

Michael R Edelstein is professor of Environmental Pyschology at Ramapo College of New Jersey, where until recently, he convened the Environmental Studies major. Since 1979, he has conducted a continuous program of research on the psycho-social impacts of environmental contamination. He is the co-author of Radon's Deadly Daughters, as well as co-editor of Radon and the Environment. Dr. Edelstein's research has also involved the impacts of environmental change on indigenous peoples and the practice of environmental impact assessment. In recent years, he has become involved in environmental exchanges with Russia, serving as a project director for two grants from the Trust for Mutual Understanding.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General