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Lecture: Environmental Activism in Rural China

7. May 2019 @ 18:00 - 20:00

Lecture:
Environmental Activism in Rural China

Anna Lora-Wainwright (University of Oxford)
Time: Tuesday, 07.05.2019, 6pm (c.t.) – 8 pm
Venue: VG 3.104, , University of Göttingen

This lecture is cancelled!

Abstract:

In this session we examine the ways in which citizens demand a cleaner environment, under what circumstances they do so, and when they do not. We will examine the role that these various types of ‘environmental movements’ might play in aiding (or halting) environmental protection and sustainable development. We will focus in particular on rural areas and explore a range types of activism, including subtle and less visible forms of activism.

Readings:
Key readings
Lora-Wainwright (ed) 2013. Introduction. Dying for Development: pollution, illness and the limits of citizens’ agency in China (2013), special collection of essays in the China Quarterly 2014.

Lora-Wainwright, Anna, Yiyun Zhang, Yunmei Wu and Benjamin Van Rooij 2012 ‘Learning to live with pollution: how environmental protesters redefine their interests in a Chinese village’ The China Journal 68: 106-24

Lora-Wainwright, A. and Chen, A. (2016) China’s cancer villages: contested evidence and the politics of pollution. Chapter 19 in, Singer, M. (ed.) A Companion to the Anthropology of Environmental Health. New York: Wiley. pp. 396-416. ISBN: 978-1-118-78699-4.

Additional readings
Deng, Yanhua, and Guobin Yang. “Pollution and Protest in China: Environmental Mobilization in Context.” Special Issue. Dying for Development: pollution, illness and the limits of citizens’ agency in China. The China Quarterly 214 (2013): 321-336.

Hathaway, Michael (2013) Environmental Winds. California University Press. (Especially introduction)

Lora-Wainwright, Anna (2017) Resigned Activism. MIT Press. Especially introduction and chapter 1.

Stern, Rachel (2013) Environmental Litigation in China. A Study in Political Ambivalence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Tilt, Bryan (2010) Struggling for Sustainability in Rural China: Environmental Values and Civil Society. New York: Columbia University Press.

Tilt, Bryan. “Industrial Pollution and Environmental Health in Rural China: Risk, Uncertainty and Individualization.” Special issue. Dying for Development: pollution, illness and the limits of citizens’ agency in China. The China Quarterly 214 (2013): 283-301.

 

 

 

Image: CC BY-SA 2.0.,shankar s., A sign for environmental protection at Yangdi village, https://flic.kr/p/VFXHvG

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Date:
7. May 2019
Time:
18:00 - 20:00
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CeMEAS
AKI

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VG
Platz der Göttinger Sieben 7
37073 Göttingen, Germany
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