The Resource A place called home : place, culture, and politics in three communities near superfund sites, by Clara Leigh Keyt, (microform)

A place called home : place, culture, and politics in three communities near superfund sites, by Clara Leigh Keyt, (microform)

Label
A place called home : place, culture, and politics in three communities near superfund sites
Title
A place called home
Title remainder
place, culture, and politics in three communities near superfund sites
Statement of responsibility
by Clara Leigh Keyt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This dissertation examines the acute sense of place, culture, community, and politics produced a new cultural identity and attachment to home of such depth in three communities near Superfund sites. This identity and the resulting connection with a specific physical environment served as a core driver in their political negotiations for federally funded cleanup and relocation projects. Neighborhoods in Pensacola, Florida, Denver, Colorado; and Seattle, Washington represent the grassroots history of the Superfund era. This history merges the internal development of these communities with legislative environmental reform. Regional location and specific environments for families in this study appeared less important than the internal development of their communities that rooted them emotionally and physically to their homeplaces. Each study group experienced a steadfast binding to a specific place, which illuminated similarities in their internal development and external challenges that created the link. Similarities in challenges included forced isolation, marginalization, and necessarily choosing between the competing realities of immediate needs for subsistence and more distant, but harmful results of living in a toxic environment. Characteristics of their internal development included alliances, reliance on kinship, tribal, or community networks, and adaptation through use of their networks. These factors operated as the primary determinants of a nationally shared attachment to place. This new identity helped shift the balance of power toward a more equitable relationship between the Environmental Protection Agency and the study communities because residents merged their kinship networks with the power of CERCLA, SARA, and Executive Order 12898. The historical tendency to provide generational leadership in meeting immediate and long-term needs aided in strong political relationships between communities and government agencies. The ways in which communities influenced and used legislative reform revealed a grassroots history of the Superfund era. The role of EPA-designated Community Advisory Groups took a prominent place because they evolved from recognized kinship and neighborhood networks and held the trust of neighborhoods suspicious of government representatives. The politicization of these networks into Community Advisory Groups provided a formal system through which the communities in Pensacola, Denver, and Seattle demonstrated the importance of their cultural identity and attachment to their home places
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Keyt, Clara Leigh
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Arizona State University, 2010.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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  • Place attachment
  • Place attachment
  • Place attachment
  • Neighborhoods
  • Neighborhoods
  • Neighborhoods
  • Hazardous waste sites
  • Hazardous waste sites
  • Hazardous waste sites
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A place called home : place, culture, and politics in three communities near superfund sites, by Clara Leigh Keyt, (microform)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-347)
Color
black and white
Dimensions
28 cm.
Dimensions
4x6 in. or 11x15 cm.
Emulsion on film
silver halide
Extent
x, 347 p.
Form of item
microfiche
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service copy
Other physical details
ill.
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positive
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Reproduction note
Microfiche.
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microfiche
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn750284285
  • (OCoLC)750284285
Label
A place called home : place, culture, and politics in three communities near superfund sites, by Clara Leigh Keyt, (microform)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-347)
Color
black and white
Dimensions
28 cm.
Dimensions
4x6 in. or 11x15 cm.
Emulsion on film
silver halide
Extent
x, 347 p.
Form of item
microfiche
Generation
service copy
Other physical details
ill.
Positive negative aspect
positive
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/reductionRatio
||
Reproduction note
Microfiche.
Specific material designation
microfiche
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn750284285
  • (OCoLC)750284285

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