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Citation: Cruikshank, Ken & Nancy B. Bouchier, ‘It doesn’t bother me…: Local neighbourhoods, planners and the meaning of environmental justice in an industrial city, 1955-2000.” Quelques Arpents de Neige Workshop. December 2008.
Bio: Ken Cruikshank is an Associate Professor of History at McMaster University. Nancy Bouchier is an Associate Professor of History and Kinesiology at McMaster University.
Abstract: The typical model of the environmental justice literature has focused on cases in which local communities fought to have government recognize their neighbourhoods as environmentally hazardous and fix the problem. Ken Cruikshank and Nancy Bouchier’s research on the environmental history of the Hamilton, Ontario waterfront since 1955 turns this story around by looking at who determines the environmental health of a community.