Honors Theses

Author

Ellen Olack

Date of Award

5-2015

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Department

Croft Institute for International Studies

First Advisor

John Sonnett

Relational Format

Thesis/Dissertation

Abstract

Backgrounds, identities and beliefs of the people within a group can dictate the direction a movement takes and whether or not that movement will be able to endure. Using a series of interviews, I aim to determine how gender plays a part in shaping a person’s role within the environmental justice movement by studying if and how gender constructions influence the mindsets of not only the people working to end environmental injustice, but also of the community members living in zones affected by environmental injustice.

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