The sociology of hazardous waste, risk, and disasters is a relatively new discipline with an increasing volume of empirical research by scholars. Francis O. Adeola focuses this book on hazardous and toxic wastes releases, industrial toxic disasters, contamination of communities and the environment, and the subsequent adverse health effects among exposed populations. He explains the emerging sociological study of risk, natural, and technological disasters, and he reviews the accumulated body of knowledge in the field up-to-date. This groundbreaking work integrates sociological perspectives with perspectives from other disciplines in the discussion of the problems posed by technological hazards both in advanced industrialized societies and in underdeveloped world.
Genre: Political Science, Business + Money Management, Medical, Science, Social Science, Technology
Subgenre: Public Policy / Environmental Policy, Occupational + Industrial Medicine, Industrial Health + Safety, Industries / General, Disasters + Disaster Relief, General, Environmental Science