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New book by Dr. Ingrid Waldron on environmental racism in Nova Scotia and Canada

Posted by School of Nursing, Faculty of Health on May 4, 2018 in General Announcements

There's Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous and Black Communities is the new book authored by Dr. Ingrid Waldron, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University.

 There's Something in the Water is based on Dr. Waldron's project the Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities and Community Health Project (The ENRICH Project), which is addressing the social, economic, political, and health effects of environmental racism in Nova Scotia.

Using settler colonialism as the overarching theory, Waldron unpacks how environmental racism operates as a mechanism of erasure enabled by the intersecting dynamics of white supremacy, power, state-sanctioned racial violence, neoliberalism and racial capitalism in white settler societies. By redefining the parameters of critique around the environmental justice narrative and movement in Nova Scotia and Canada, Waldron opens a space for a more critical dialogue on how environmental racism manifests itself within this intersectional context. Waldron also illustrates the ways in which the effects of environmental racism are compounded by other forms of oppression to further dehumanize and harm communities already dealing with pre-existing vulnerabilities, such as long-standing social and economic inequality. Finally, Waldron documents the long history of struggle, resistance, and mobilizing in Indigenous and Black communities to address environmental racism.

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