Title Fractured Communities
Subtitle Risk, Impacts, and Protest Against Hydraulic Fracking in U.S. Shale Regions
Author Anthony E. Ladd
ISBN 9780813587660
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 328
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher Rutgers University Press (Eurospan Group)
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Reviews:

Fractured Communities is a rigorous, innovative, and informative piece of work, consisting of an impressive list of authors and exceptional scholarship.”

Thomas Shriver, North Carolina State University

 

“This well-crafted collection of chapters by a number of distinguished researchers addresses some of the most pressing environmental and social problems of our day. Fractured Communities is required reading for those interested in the impacts of energy development on the environment and communities.”

Richard York, director and professor of environmental studies, University of Oregon

 

Fractured Communities reveals how this contested terrain is expanding, pushing the issue of fracking into the mainstream of the American political arena.”

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Description:

While environmental disputes and conflicts over fossil fuel extraction have grown in recent years, few issues have been as contentious in the twenty-first century as those surrounding the impacts of unconventional natural gas and oil development using hydraulic drilling and fracturing techniques–more commonly known as “fracking”–on local communities. In Fractured Communities, Anthony E. Ladd and other leading environmental sociologists present a set of crucial case studies analyzing the differential risk perceptions, socio-environmental impacts, and mobilization of citizen protest (or quiescence) surrounding unconventional energy development and hydraulic fracking in a number of key U.S. shale regions. Fractured Communities reveals how this contested terrain is expanding, pushing the issue of fracking into the mainstream of the American political arena.


Contents:

Preface

Introduction: Energy Matters (Anthony E. Ladd)

Chapter 1. Natural Gas Fracking on Public Lands: The Trickle-down Impacts of Neoliberalism in Ohio’s Utica Shale Region (Sherry Cable)

Chapter 2. This (Gas) Land Is Your (Truth) Land? Documentary Films and Cultural Fracturing in Prominent Shale Communities (Ion Bogdan Vasi)

Chapter 3. Disturbing the Dead: Community Concerns over Fracking below a Cemetery in the Utica Shale Region (Carmel E. Price and James N. Maples)

Chapter 4. Mobilizing against Fracking: Marcellus Shale Protest in Pittsburgh (Suzanne Staggenborg)

Chapter 5. Engines, Sentinels, and Objects: Assessing the Impacts of Unconventional Energy Development on Animals in the Marcellus Shale Region (Cameron Thomas Whitley)

Chapter 6. Motivational Frame Disputes Surrounding Natural Gas Fracking in the Haynesville Shale (Anthony E. Ladd)

Chapter 7. Denial, Disinformation, and Delay: Recreancy and Induced Seismicity in Oklahoma’s Shale Plays (Tamara L. Mix and Da kota K. T. Raynes)

Chapter 8. Contested Colorado: Shifting Regulations and Public Responses to Unconventional Oil Production in the Niobrara Shale Region (Stephanie A. Malin, Stacia S. Ryder, and Peter M. Hall)

Chapter 9. Citizen Resistance to Oil Production and Acid Fracking in the Sunshine State (Patricia Widener)

Chapter 10. Public Participation and Protest in the Siting of Liquefied Natural Gas Terminals in Oregon (Hilary Boudet, Brittany Gaustad, and
Trang Tran
)

Conclusion: Standing at the Energy Policy Crossroads (Anthony E. Ladd)

Acknowledgments

Notes on Contributors

Index


About the Editor:

Anthony E. Ladd is a visiting lecturer in sociology at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.


Target Audience:

This book is for those interested in the impacts of energy development on the environment and communities specially of American political areana and also helpful for environmental sociologists.

 

 
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