"Filčák has written a compelling account of the environmental plight of a social class in Slovakia commonly referred to as Roma. Primarily applying literature from the US and the UK, the author argues that the Roma have been relegated to the margins of society not by their own choice, and are subjected to undesirable environmental conditions, such as the rampant pollution surrounding their shantytowns. This class situation is difficult to overcome for a variety of reasons, but Filčák takes a most welcome yet unconventional approach by an academic, offering suggestions for ameliorating and/or remedying this situation, at least at the governmental level. While this is a particular case study of a particular social class in a particular country, it has broad appeal for those interested in both environmental and social justice issues. Summing up: Recommended".