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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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Illinois Connection

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.

Published Works

  • Garbage Wars, The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Chicago, Urban & Industrial Environment, MIT Press, 2002
  • Power, Justice, and the Environment, MIT Press, 2005
  • Resisting Global Toxics, MIT Press, 2007

Selected Titles At Your Library

Garbage wars :
ISBN: 026266187X. OCLC Number:

MIT,. Cambridge, Mass. ;. 2004.

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:

MIT,. Cambridge, MA :. ©2005.

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

MIT Press. . 2007.

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


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

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