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Sustainability: Approaches to Environmental Justice and Social Power

Julie Sze


This book seeks to contextualize sustainability in three key ways: interdisciplinary formations, specifically the sciences, arts, societies, scale, and social justice. “Situating” sustainability suggests an analytic that can be applied to any of the individual contributions in this book: it implies an awareness as to the multiple ways that sustainability is marshalled and lack of sustainability/ justice experienced in social and political life. Each section has an “anchor” or framing chapter that will set the stage for the individual chapters to follow as well as a praxis-oriented contribution ... More

Keywords: sustainability, interdisciplinary, science, social justice, political life

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781479894567
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479894567.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julie Sze, editor
University of California, Davis

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Front Matter


Julie Sze, with Anne Rademacher, Tom Beamish, Liza Grandia, Jonathan London, Louis Warren, Beth Rose Middleton, and Mike Ziser

Part I Interdisciplinarity, Place, and Praxis

3 Situating Sustainability against Displacement

Giovanna Di Chiro and Laura Rigell

4 Situating Global Policies within Local Realities

Tracy Perkins and Aaron Soto-Karlin

Part II Positionality, Power, and Situated Sustainabilities

8 Man Destroys Nature?

Traci Brynne Voyles

9 I Tano’ i Chamorro/Chamorro Land

Michael Lujan Bevacqua and Isa Ua Ceallaigh Bowman

10 Equality in the Air We Breathe

Lindsey Dillon and Julie Sze


David N. Pellow