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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Environmental justice: Find books

Your guide to books, journals, databases and more on environmental justice, available at the Lloyd Sealy Library.

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In the CUNY+ catalog, use keywords such as “environmental racism” and “environmental justice”.

Also, try a “Subject begins with…” search and use the following subject headings:

Environmental justice Environmental justice – New York (State) – New York

Environmental justice – political aspects

Environmental justice – United States Also try an search to find more books

You can also peruse the following call number ranges in the stacks/circulating collection in the library:

GE 1-350   Environmental sciences

HV 6401 Environmental crime/green criminology

RA 565-600 Environmental health

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Use the CUNY+ catalog to find print, online books and other materials in John Jay's Lloyd Sealy Library. You can also search for items at other CUNY libraries. 

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Books at the Lloyd Sealy Library

Confronting environmental racism: Voices from the grassroots. Bullard, R.D. (Ed.) (1993)
This anthology brings together different voices in environmental justice activism and illustrates the range of issues addressed by the movement.
HC 110 .E5 C665 1993 Stacks

 book cover cooperation challenge of economics and the protection of water suppliesThe cooperation challenge of economics and the protection of water supplies: A case study of the New York City Watershed Collaboration.
Hoffman, J. (2010).
HD1694.N7H642010 Stacks

book cover: deadly dustDeadly dust: Silicosis and the on-going struggle to protect workers' health. Rosner, D. and Markowitz, G. (2006).
RC774.R672006. Stacks


 Deceit and denial: The deadly politics of industrial pollution. Markowitz, G.E. (2002)
Examines corporate involvement in the production of toxic chemicals and the effect of these chemicals on workers and the wider public.
RA 566 .M265 2002 Stacks

book cover: environmental crimeEnvironmental crime: A reader. White, R. (Ed.). (2009).
HV6401.E582009 Reserve Room (3-hr loan)

book cover: environmental justice in latin americaEnvironmental justice in Latin America: Problems, promise, and practice.
Carruthers, D.V. (2008).

book cover: lead warsLead wars: The politics of science and the fate of America's children. Markowitz, G. and Rosner, D. (2013).
RA1231.L4M3652013 Reserve Room (3-hr and 3-day loan available) and ebook

Noxious New York: The racial politics of urban health and environmental justice. Sze, J. (2007)
Covers the history and emergence of environmental justice organizing in New York.
GE 235 .N7 S94 2007 Stacks

 The quest for environmental justice: Human rights and the politics of pollution. Bullard, R.D. (Ed.) (2005)
Provides an updated portrait of environmental justice activism and struggles in the early twenty-first century.
GE 220 .Q47 2005 Stacks 


race, place, and environmental justice after hurricane katrina

Race, place, and environmental justice after Hurricane Katrina: Struggles to reclaim, rebuild, and revitalize New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.  Bullard, R.D. and Wright, B. (2009).  Ebook:

weighing in book cover

Weighning in: Obesity, food justice, and the limits of capitalism. Gutham, J. (2011).
Stacks RA645.O23 G88 2011


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Environmental Justice Exhibit

The environmental justice exhibit, installed in December 2013, displayed a range of titles in the field from environmental crime to food justice. For a list of the books on display, click on the exhibit handout below. 

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