The Truth of the Matter: Motherhood, Community and Environmental Justice
Women's Stuies and Communication
Armed with their personal experiences and community ties, the women of Environmental Justice have called into question the distribution of waste in the United States. In this essay, we explore the communicative practices that have enabled the movement to achieve change in extraordinarily difficult contexts. The women use what appears to be a liability, their gender, especially their role as mothers, to challenge practices and policies that threaten their homes, families, and communities.
Peeples, Jennifer and Kevin M. DeLuca. “The Truth of the Matter: Motherhood, Community and Environmental Justice.” Women’s Studies in Communication 29 (2006): 39-58.