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Resigned Activism: Living with Pollution in Rural China

Anna Lora-Wainwright

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036320
eISBN:
9780262341097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036320.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Pollution is one of the most pressing issues facing contemporary China and among the most prominent causes for unrest. Much of industry and mining takes place in rural areas, yet we know little about ... More


Heartbeats in the Muck: The History, Sea Life, and Environment of New York Harbor, Revised Edition

John Waldman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249855
eISBN:
9780823252589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249855.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

New York Harbor is a sprawling network of tidal bays, inlets, channels, and creeks set within both the broader Hudson Estuary and the urban matrix of New York City. Many natural habitats may be ... More


Improving the urban image

Katy Layton-Jones

in Beyond the Metropolis: The changing image of urban Britain, 1780-1880

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099694
eISBN:
9781526104038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099694.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, improvements to urban landscapes, their profitability, and populations were made across Great Britain. Some took the form of new commercial ... More


The Medium: Sewers, Sludge, and Other Forms of Water Torture

John Waldman

in Heartbeats in the Muck: The History, Sea Life, and Environment of New York Harbor, Revised Edition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249855
eISBN:
9780823252589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249855.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

With the great immigrant waves at the end of the nineteenth century New York's population swelled, but with no sewage treatment, all human wastes entered the Harbor's waters in raw form, overwhelming ... More


Eating and Drinking in a Red Chambered Dream

Louise Edwards

in Scribes of Gastronomy: Representations of Food and Drink in Imperial Chinese Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139972
eISBN:
9789888180967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139972.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter shows how Cao Xueqin used food and beverages to mark boundaries between the pure and the profane in the Jia clan mansions. The division between purity and profanity in the novel stands ... More


Caste and Nature: Dalits and Indian Environmental Politics

Mukul Sharma

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199477562
eISBN:
9780199090969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199477562.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Rarely do Indian environmental discourses examine nature through the lens of caste. Whereas nature is considered as universal and inherent, caste is understood as a constructed historical and social ... More


Water Resources

Ramprasad Sengupta

in Ecological Limits and Economic Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198081654
eISBN:
9780199082407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081654.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter discusses the resource balance between the demand and availability of water – a critical resource for agriculture and livelihood security – in global as well as Indian context. The data ... More


Energy

Ramprasad Sengupta

in Ecological Limits and Economic Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198081654
eISBN:
9780199082407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081654.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter focuses on the analysis of energy resource balance and the ecological limits on energy resources with special reference to the oil crisis in both the global and the Indian context. It ... More


China’s “Cancer Villages”: The Social, Political, and Economic Contexts of Pollution

Anna Lora-Wainwright

in Resigned Activism: Living with Pollution in Rural China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036320
eISBN:
9780262341097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036320.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Chapter 2 examines the emergence of China’s “cancer villages”—village-sized clusters of high cancer incidence—and their significance. It overviews how media accounts discursively shaped their social, ... More


Japanese Industrial Pollution and Environmental Injustice

Simon Avenell

in Transnational Japan in the Global Environmental Movement

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824867133
eISBN:
9780824873721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867133.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

The chapter explores the roots of Japanese activists’ environmental injustice paradigm in the country’s industrial pollution crisis of the 1960s and early 1970s. The chapter pays particular attention ... More


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