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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  David Naguib Pellow  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1969 in Tennessee

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David Pellow received his M. A. in Sociology, at Northwestern University, in June 1994, and his Ph. D. in Sociology, at Northwestern University, in June 1998.

Biographical and Professional Information

David Pellow is a Professor and Don A. Martindale Endowed Chair of Sociology, at the University of Minnesota.


C.Wright Mills Award, Boguslaw Award, Hon.Mention, Oliver Cromwell Cox.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Garbage wars :
ISBN: 026266187X. OCLC Number: 56649667

MIT,. .

This book focuses on the city of Chicago but describes how communities throughout the United States have resisted the waste industry's efforts to locate hazardous facilities in their backyards.

Power, justice, and the environment :
ISBN: 0262162334. OCLC Number: 58451727

MIT,. .

Resisting Global Toxics :
ISBN: 026216244X. OCLC Number: 743198870

MIT Press. .

Examines the export of hazardous wastes to poor communities of color around the world and charts the global social movements that challenge them.

Total liberation :
ISBN: 9780816687763. OCLC Number: 890441512

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This volume is a story about inequality, its many forms and far reaching consequences, and unconventional efforts to challenge it. The book expands our understanding of inequality by making sense of the often tense and violent relationships among humans, ecosystems, and nonhuman animal species. It considers how radical environmental and animal rights movements challenge these socio-ecological inequalities through a vision they call total liberation.