Seeking Justice Book Review

August 1, 2019

book 4.pngSeeking Justice in an Energy Sacrifice Zone: Standing on Vanishing Land in Coastal Louisiana

By Julie Maldonado

Seeking Justice in an Energy Sacrifice Zoneis an ethnography of the lived experience of rapid environmental change in coastal Louisiana. Writing from a political ecology perspective, Maldonado explores the effects of changes to localized climate and ecology on the Isle de Jean Charles, Grand Caillou/Dulac, and Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribes. Focusing in particular on wide-ranging displacement effects, she argues that changes to climate and ecology should not be viewed in isolation as only physical processes but as part of wider socio-political and historical contexts. The book is valuable reading for students and scholars in the fields of anthropology, sociology, geography, environmental studies and disaster studies, as well as public policy and planning.

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