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Thomas D. Beamish

Thomas D. Beamish is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Davis.

Titles by This Author

The Organization of an Industrial Crisis

In the Guadalupe Dunes, 170 miles north of Los Angeles and 250 miles south of San Francisco, an oil spill persisted unattended for 38 years. Over the period 1990-1996, the national press devoted 504 stories to the Exxon Valdez accident and a mere nine to the Guadalupe spill—even though the latter is most likely the nation’s largest recorded oil spill.