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Bitter and Sweet: Food, Meaning, and Modernity in Rural China

Ellen Oxfeld

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293519
eISBN:
9780520966741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293519.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book examines the value of food in rural China through an ethnographic study of a Hakka village in Meixian, a county in northeast Guangdong Province. By examining the role of food in the lives ... More


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


The Value of Food in Rural China

Ellen Oxfeld

in Bitter and Sweet: Food, Meaning, and Modernity in Rural China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293519
eISBN:
9780520966741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293519.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces the setting of the study and the major themes of the study. The setting of the book is a Hakka village, pseudonymously named Moonshadow Pond in northeast Guangdong Province. ... More


Morality

Ellen Oxfeld

in Bitter and Sweet: Food, Meaning, and Modernity in Rural China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293519
eISBN:
9780520966741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293519.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the connections between food and moral discourse in Moonshadow Pond. It examines how the exchange of food serves to express, fulfill and create moral obligations between people. ... 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


“Toxic Culture”: The Spectrum and Origins of Resigned Activism

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/9780262036320.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Chapter 3 begins to flesh out the contours of resigned activism through the case of Baocun village, a major site for phosphorous mining and fertiliser production. It shows how industrialisation ... More


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