A promenade of human spaces in the ‘land of the tigers’: experiences from the Indian Sundarban

Amrita Sen, Research scholar, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Email id: mailtoamrita29@gmail.com The Sundarban in India epitomises one of the largest remaining trails of riverine mangrove forests, situated at the mouth of the Ganges, before the river disperses into the Bay of Bengal. The forests are territorially shared between … Continue reading A promenade of human spaces in the ‘land of the tigers’: experiences from the Indian Sundarban

‘Citizen Science, Pollution and Environmental Justice’: the 2017 Toxic Expertise annual workshop

Dr Thom Davies, Research Fellow, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick: @ThomDavies This month Toxic Expertise held our second annual workshop at the University of Warwick.  The two-day event involved over thirty scholars and members of the public who shared their experiences of environmental justice, pollution and citizen science from a variety of perspectives. Environmental … Continue reading ‘Citizen Science, Pollution and Environmental Justice’: the 2017 Toxic Expertise annual workshop

Flatlining: Exploring hidden toxic landscapes and the embodiment of contamination at Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, USA.

Stephanie Malin, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Colorado State University and Becky Alexis-Martin, Senior Research Fellow in Human Geography at The University of Southampton Within the boundaries of the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, black bears prowl, elk tussle, prairie dogs burrow and porcupines forage. A diverse array of wildlife, wedged between the cities of Boulder … Continue reading Flatlining: Exploring hidden toxic landscapes and the embodiment of contamination at Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, USA.

To stand opposite the government, but not against it: Green Xiaoxiang and environmental participation in Hunan Province, China

Yuanni Wang, Graduate Student in Sociology, Hohai University.  To stand opposite the government, but not against it: this is the basic principle of Green Xiaoxiang, an environmental organization actively promoting pollution monitoring, environmental advocacy and environmental policy research. By sticking to this principle, Green Xiaoxiang has tried to adopt cooperative measures, and have played an effective … Continue reading To stand opposite the government, but not against it: Green Xiaoxiang and environmental participation in Hunan Province, China

What is the real toxicity within Redcar’s society? Old-fashioned pollution or the growth of Globalisation

David Judge, Director of Public Engagement and Education at Global Hands and Redcar and Cleveland Voluntary Development Agency. Toxicity is the quality of being toxic or poisonous. I will be looking at this from the opinion of the people from Redcar. My question to them has been: “What do you see as more toxic to … Continue reading What is the real toxicity within Redcar’s society? Old-fashioned pollution or the growth of Globalisation