New Book: What is Critical Environmental Justice?

Environmental Justice/Climate Justice Hub Co-Director David Pellow’s newest book, “What is Critical Environmental Justice?” was recently published by Polity. In this novel book, David Naguib Pellow introduces a new framework for critically analyzing Environmental Justice scholarship and activism. In doing so he extends the field’s focus to topics not usually associated with environmental justice, including the Israel/Palestine conflict and the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States.  Using his critical analysis framework, Pellow reveals ecological violence as first and foremost a form of social violence, driven by and legitimated by social structures and discourses. A vital resource for students, scholars, and policy makers interested in transformative approaches to one of the greatest challenges facing humanity and the planet, those already familiar with the discipline will find themselves invited to think about the subject in a new way.