Inevitably Toxic: Historical Perspectives on Contamination, Exposure, and Expertise

Author:   Brinda Sarathy ,  Vivien Hamilton ,  Janet Farrell Brodie
Publisher:   University of Pittsburgh Press
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9780822966128


Pages:   280
Publication Date:   30 August 2019
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Author:   Brinda Sarathy ,  Vivien Hamilton ,  Janet Farrell Brodie
Publisher:   University of Pittsburgh Press
Imprint:   University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN:  

9780822966128


ISBN 10:   0822966123
Pages:   280
Publication Date:   30 August 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Introduction Toxicity, Uncertainty, and Expertise Vivien Hamilton and Brinda Sarathy Part One: Radiation 1. X-ray Protection in American Hospitals Vivien Hamilton 2. Contested Knowledge: The Trinity Test Radiation Studies Janet Farrell Brodie 3. Crossroads in San Francisco: The Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory and its Afterlives Lindsey Dillon 4. Born Opaque: Investigating the Nuclear Accident at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory William Palmer Part Two: Industrial Toxins 5. Making Way for Industrial Waste: Water Pollution Control in Southern California, 1947-1955 Brinda Sarathy 6. Processing the Past into Your Future: Uncovering the Hidden Consequences of Industrial Development in the West Texas Petrochemical Industry Sarah Stanford-McIntyre 7. Vast, Incredible Damage: Herbicides and the US Forest Service James G. Lewis and Char Miller 8. Los Angeles's Neighborhood Oil Drilling and Environmental Justice Bhavna Shamasunder Part Three: Community Contestation, Expanding Expertise 9. Atomic Bomb Survivors, Medical Experts, and the Endlessness of Radiation Illness Naoko Wake 10. On Sovereignty, Deficits, and Dump Fires: Risk Governance in an Arctic Dumpcano Alexander R.D. Zahara Epilogue Containment: Discussing Nuclear Waste with Peter Galison Interview by Vivien Hamilton and Brinda Sarathy

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Brinda Sarathy is a professor of Environmental Analysis and director of the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability at Pitzer College. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management from the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to the books, Pineros: Latino Labour and the Changing Face of Forestry in the Pacific Northwest (UBC Press, 2012) and Partnerships for Empowerment: Participatory Research for Community Based Natural Resource Management (Earthscan Press, 2008), Sarathy has published articles in Journal of Forestry, Society and Natural Resources, Policy Sciences, Race Gender & Class, and Local Environment. Vivien Hamilton is an associate professor of history of science and director of the Hixon-Riggs Program for Responsive Science and Engineering at Harvey Mudd College. Her work examines the history of medical technologies, focusing on questions of authority, expertise and cross-disciplinary collaboration. She holds a PhD in history of science from the University of Toronto and is currently completing a book examining the role of physics in the early history of radiology. She is a member of the History of Science Society, The Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science and the Society for the Social Studies of Science.Janet Farrell Brodie is a professor of U.S. history at Claremont Graduate University. Her recent scholarship focuses on secrecy in the nuclear era with articles in the Journal of Diplomatic History and The Journal of Social History. She is currently finishing a book about the history of the site of the first atomic bomb test in New Mexico and how it became a national historical landmark. She has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago.

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