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Climate Change from the StreetsHow Conflict and Collaboration Strengthen the Environmental Justice Movement$
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Michael Mendez

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780300232158

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300232158.001.0001

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Climate Embodiment

Climate Embodiment

(p.33) Chapter Two Climate Embodiment
Climate Change from the Streets

Michael Méndez

Yale University Press

Examines how activists view the human body as a site of intersection between social, political, and environmental dynamics. Activists understand climate change as an embodied phenomenon that has multiple impacts on the people who live with it every day. This chapter shows how they have introduced embodied, local forms of knowledge into public debate and transformed climate change solutions. The chapter uses the heavily polluted community of Richmond, California to develop the concept of climate embodiment.

Keywords:   Climate Embodiment, Richmond, Oil Refinery, Chevron, embodied carbon

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