Environmental Justice Storytelling: Angels and Isotopes at Yucca Mountain, Nevada

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Abstract:  This paper discusses the productive role of storytelling in community struggles for environmental justice. The individual and collective task of environmental justice storytelling highlights where the politics of pollution intersect with geographical imaginations. Storytelling takes on a productive role in transforming localized and individual emotions and experiences of environmental injustice into public knowledge that is performed in the world. This paper draws on a case study of nuclear waste disposal at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. I focus on how storytelling enacts scenarios of environmental witnessing and transformation that hold together a plurality of presences, absences, action and imagination, past histories and hope for the future.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8330.2012.01006.x

Affiliations: Department of Environment and Geography, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia;

Publication date: March 1, 2013

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