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Fighting King Coal: The Challenges to Micromobilization in Central Appalachia

Shannon Elizabeth Bell

Abstract

In Fighting King Coal, Shannon Elizabeth Bell examines an understudied puzzle within social movement theory: why so few of the vast number of people who suffer from industry-produced environmental hazards and pollution rise up to participate in social movements aimed at bringing about environmental justice and industry accountability. Bell investigates the challenges of micromobilization through a case study of the coalfields of Central Appalachia, where mountaintop removal mining and coal industry-related flooding, sickness, and water contamination have led to the emergence of a grassroots en ... More

Keywords: Coal, Social movements, Photovoice, Micromobilization, Environmental justice, Mountaintop removal mining, Identity, Hegemonic masculinity, Appalachia, Cultural manipulation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780262034340
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262034340.001.0001

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Shannon Elizabeth Bell, author

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