By James Longhurst

This name deals a telling examine the lives and techniques of girls environmental activists within the Sixties, solidly grounded in a countrywide context. utilizing a case research of environmental debates approximately pollution in Pittsburgh through the past due Nineteen Sixties and early Seventies, James Longhurst examines higher tendencies in citizen activism outdoors occasion politics, linking these tendencies with the rights revolution of the overdue 20th century. He attracts upon journalistic bills, archival records, criminal files, and interviews to discover the activities and arguments of GASP (Group opposed to Smog and Pollution). This crew of environmental activists won entry to political energy via claims to citizenship and clinical services, supported by means of the organizational talents, social capital, and maternal rhetoric of middle-class girls. after they won access to a newly confrontational coverage method, the crowd engaged in livid public debates over implementation, enforcement, and employment, all amid the decline of Pittsburgh's commercial economic system. The grassroots activities of GASP, and lots of different teams love it around the state, convey that new advancements in policymaking, innovations of citizenship, and the longstanding culture of middle-class women's civic activism did extra to force the construction of the trendy environmental circulate than did adjustments in environmental philosophy.

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