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eBook Toxic Town: IBM, Pollution, and Industrial Risks ePub

by Peter C. Little

  • ISBN: 0814760694
  • Category: Engineering
  • Subcategory: Engineering
  • Author: Peter C. Little
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: NYU Press (March 14, 2014)
  • Pages: 264
  • ePub book: 1155 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1182 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 579

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In Toxic Town, Peter C. Little tracks and critically diagnoses the experiences of Endicott residents as they learn to live with high-tech pollution, community transformation, scientific expertise, corporate-state power, and risk mitigation technologies.

In Toxic Town, Peter C. By weaving together the insights of anthropology, political ecology, disaster studies, and science and technology studies, the book explores questions of theoretical and practical import for understanding the politics of risk and the ironies of technological disaster response in a time when IBM’s stated mission is to build a Smarter Planet.

In 1924, IBM built its first plant in Endicott, New York.

Peter C. Little, New York: NYU Press, 2014, 243 pages. Risk analysis has progressed a great deal in recent years. We cannot identify high risk activities and the most cost-effective countermeasures well (if not optimally) and inexpensively. to change first, independent of the underlying model.

InToxic Town,Peter C. Littletracks and critically diagnoses the experiences of Endicott residents as they learn to live with high-tech pollution, community transformation, scientific expertise, corporate-state power, and risk mitigation technologies.

Published by: NYU Press. InToxic Town,Peter C. Little tracks and critically diagses the experiences of Endicott residents as they learn to live with high-tech pollution, community transformation, scientific expertise, corporate-state power, and risk mitigation techlogies. By weaving together the insights of anthropology, political ecology, disaster studies, and science and techlogy studies, the book explores questions of theoretical and practical import for understanding the politics of risk and the ironies of techlogical disaster response in a time when IBM's stated mission is to build a Smarter Planet.

Just a good book in general, gripping narrative. Would recomend if you wanted to learn more about the issues with Oil in South America. One person found this helpful.

Location & Availability for: Toxic town : IBM, Pollution, and industr. Little, Peter C. Published: New York : New York University Press, 2014.

xxii, 242 p. map, illus. Published: 9 August 2018. in Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. Now, Endicott is a contested toxic waste site. In Toxic Town, Peter C.

In 1924, IBM built its first plant in Endicott, New York. Now, Endicott is a contested toxic waste site. With its landscape thoroughly contaminated by carcinogens, Endicott is the subject of one of the nation’s largest corporate-state mitigation efforts. Yet despite the efforts of IBM and the U.S. government, Endicott residents remain skeptical that the mitigation systems employed were designed with their best interests at heart.

Comments

Trash Trash
Great read tons of information. I think the 2 star comment person doesn't understand what an ethnography does.
SiIеnt SiIеnt
Fascinating account!
Jeyn Jeyn
I know about this situation and although Mr. Little makes some good points, his constant use of references in the text and academic terminology makes this a slog to read. Considering the population, his research is thin on data in that his conclusions are based on a very small number of interviews. He offers criticism but not much in the way of solutions. He constantly is referencing what his book is intended to do instead of letting the writing demonstrate his intent. It at times comes across as pompous and self serving in a way that is a disservice to the population he writes about.
Gavikelv Gavikelv
Very strong work. I used this book in my advanced course on human dimensions of the environment. The students really enjoyed it, and it demonstrates many themes of the course: toxic risks, scientific uncertainty, politics and power, and environmental justice.
Shalizel Shalizel
Very interesting and well written. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the IBM story!