"[Bohme] has skillfully brought together an extensive amount of detail from multiple sources. . . Recommended."—Byron Anderson Electronic Green Journal
"An invaluable book."—The Journal of American History
"Bohme dissects the sectorial and geographic inequalities around health and regulation as she unpacks the growing evidence for the harm caused by DBCP exposure... [the book] demonstrates how focusing on a single event or process invites us to look at the wider social and historical context in which it occurs, and in doing so reveals the complexities of a political economy in today’s global environment."—Latin American Research Review
"A new landmark in the literature on environmental health. Fluid and agile in scope, precise and searching in its pursuit of what matters most, Toxic Injustice
tells a tale by turns harrowing and hopeful, as corporations with deep pockets and few scruples match up against activist-victims and their allies who, it turns out, have a few tricks up their own collective sleeves. A must-read for anyone wishing to understand the globalized economy of risk in our early twenty-first century: how its worst dangers get foisted upon the most vulnerable, but also how its cracks and crevices create new transnational openings for the pursuit of justice."
—Christopher C. Sellers, author of Hazards of the Job: From Industrial Disease to Environmental Health Science
"Toxic Injustice provides an important update to a long-running and well-publicized struggle on the part of agricultural workers from Central America against some of the best known and most powerful U.S.-based corporations. More importantly, it explores the limits and possibilities for those seeking justice or compensation from powerful transnational actors. Toxic Injustice confirms that taking on transnational corporations requires strategies and movements that are transnational in their reach, but it also reveals the ways that—despite reports of the demise of the nation-state—nationalisms and nation-states remain crucial forces in the contemporary world."
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—John Soluri, author of Banana Cultures: Agriculture, Consumption, and Environmental Change in Honduras and the United States
"Toxic Injustice sheds new light on globalization and the nation-state. It is truly multidisciplinary, drawing together environmental, legal, medical, labor, industrial, and transnational histories. Susanna Rankin Bohme finds little-known sources to tell the story of how multinational companies and national governments have been involved with the production, distribution, and regulation of the pesticide DBCP, and the result is devastating."
—Aviva Chomsky, author of Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal