(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2003)

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Environmental justice and American Indian tribal sovereignty : case study of a land-use conflict in Skull Valley, Utah

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The A. analyses a land-use dispute over the Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians' decision to host a high-level radioactive waste facility on their reservation in Tooele County, Utah. By elucidating the historical geography of Skull Valley and politics of tribal sovereignty, the A. argues that a prolonged process of historical colonialism has produced a landscape of injustice in which the tribe's choices have been structurally limited. Conflict over the definition and practice of tribal sovereignty at different geographical scales reveals the social, historical, and political-economic complexity of environmental justice


Article of periodic

published at : Antipode / ISSN 0066-4812

Editor : Blackwell, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1969)

Millesime : 2003, vol. 35, no1 [pp. 119-139]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : Illustration ;




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