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The Resource Religion and resistance in Appalachia : faith and the fight against mountaintop removal coal mining, Joseph D. Witt

Religion and resistance in Appalachia : faith and the fight against mountaintop removal coal mining, Joseph D. Witt

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Religion and resistance in Appalachia : faith and the fight against mountaintop removal coal mining
Title
Religion and resistance in Appalachia
Title remainder
faith and the fight against mountaintop removal coal mining
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Joseph D. Witt
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Language
eng
Summary
In the last fifty years, the Appalachian Mountains have suffered permanent and profound change due to the expansion of surface coal mining. The irrevocable devastation caused by this practice has forced local citizens to redefine their identities, their connections to global economic forces, their pasts, and their futures. Religion is a key factor in the fierce debate over mountaintop removal; some argue that it violates a divine mandate to protect the earth, while others contend that coal mining is a God-given gift to ensure human prosperity and comfort. In Religion and Resistance in Appalachia: Faith and the Fight against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining, Joseph D. Witt examines how religious and environmental ethics foster resistance to mountaintop removal coal mining. Drawing on extensive interviews with activists, teachers, preachers, and community leaders, Witt's research offers a fresh analysis of an important and dynamic topic. His study reflects a diversity of denominational perspectives, exploring Catholic and mainline Protestant views of social and environmental justice, evangelical Christian readings of biblical ethics, and Native and nontraditional spiritual traditions. By placing Appalachian resistance to mountaintop removal in a comparative international context, Witt's work also provides new outlooks on the future of the region and its inhabitants. His timely study enhances, challenges, and advances conversations not only about the region, but also about the relationship between religion and environmental activism
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EBLCP
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Witt, Joseph D
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Place Matters: New Directions in Appalachian Studies
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  • Appalachian Region
  • Ecotheology
  • Mountaintop removal mining
  • Coal mines and mining
  • Environmental degradation
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Coal mines and mining
  • Ecotheology
  • Environmental degradation
  • Mountaintop removal mining
  • Religion
  • Appalachian Region
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Religion and resistance in Appalachia : faith and the fight against mountaintop removal coal mining, Joseph D. Witt
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Publication
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unknown
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; 1 Religion, Place, and Mountaintop Removal; 2 Seeking Justice; 3 Caring for Creation; 4 Defending Mother Earth; 5 Religion, Friction, and Cultural Encounter in the Anti-Mountaintop Removal Movement; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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ocn961452750
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1 online resource (295 pages)
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online
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9780813168142
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computer
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)961452750
Label
Religion and resistance in Appalachia : faith and the fight against mountaintop removal coal mining, Joseph D. Witt
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; 1 Religion, Place, and Mountaintop Removal; 2 Seeking Justice; 3 Caring for Creation; 4 Defending Mother Earth; 5 Religion, Friction, and Cultural Encounter in the Anti-Mountaintop Removal Movement; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn961452750
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (295 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813168142
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1grbfq9
  • 28f09c12-535d-479a-bcc4-303bb831c23b
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)961452750

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