Contaminated community : identity and activism in Libby, Montana
Maggie Cartwright Maloney Massey
May 9, 2012
Department or Program
Sociology - Environmental Studies
Widespread asbestos contamination and subsequent activism in Libby, Montana highlights the ways in which stories are used in identity formation and as tools for contesting power. The intensive activism that took place in Libby is characteristic of the larger environmental justice movement and offers important lessons about the nature of power and inequality in society.