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Rethinking Sustainability Through Environmental Justice Discourse and Knowledge Production: Institutional Environmental Violence Through the Lens of the Flint Water Crisis


Abstract Sustainability and environmental justice, two fields that developed parallel to each other, are both insufficient to deal with the challenges posed by institutional environmental violence (IEV). This thesis examines the discursive history of sustainability and critiques its focus on science-based technical solutions to large-scale global problems. It further analyzes the gaps in sustainability discourse that can be filled by environmental justice, such as the challenges posed by environmental racism. Despite this, neither field is able to contend with IEV in a meaningful way, which this thesis argues using the case study of the Flint Water Crisis (FWC). The FWC has been addressed as both an issue of sustainability and of environmental justi... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor West, Madison (Author) / Graffy, Elisabeth (Advisor) / Klinsky, Sonja (Committee member) / Broberg, Gregory (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Sustainability / Environmental justice / Environmental Justice / Environmental Racism / Flint Water Crisis / Institutional Environmental Violence / Sustainability
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 81 pages
Language English
Copyright
Note Masters Thesis Sustainability 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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