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WastelandingLegacies of Uranium Mining in Navajo Country$
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Traci Brynne Voyles

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816692644

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816692644.001.0001

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Justice, Power, and Gender in the Radioactive Present

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Traci Brynne Voyles

University of Minnesota Press

In cases of environmental injustice, impacts of toxins on human health often impact men and women differently due to different social roles and physical locations. This chapter explores these gendered differences in uranium mining, with an emphasis on how Navajo women activists contested and resisted the industry in the 1960s.

Keywords:   Settler colonialism, Environmental justice, Decolonization, Environmental racism, Environmental sexism, Indigeneity, Counter-mapping, Material feminisms, Landscape

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