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Author Hathaway, Michael J.

Title Environmental winds : making the global in southwest China / Michael J. Hathaway
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Series UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Environmental Winds; 2 Fleeting Intersections and Transnational Work; 3 The Art of Engagement; 4 Making an Indigenous Space; 5 On the Backs of Elephants; Conclusion; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Summary "The book challenges the notion that globalized social formations emerged solely in the Global North prior to impacting the Global South. Instead, such formations have been constituted, transformed, and propelled through diverse, site-specific social interactions that complicate and defy divisions between 'global' and 'local.' The book brings the reader into the lives of Chinese scientists, officials, villagers, and expatriate conservationists who were caught up in environmental trends over the past 25 years. Hathaway reveals how global environmentalism has been enacted and altered in China, often with unanticipated effects, such as the rise of indigenous rights, or the reconfiguration of human/animal relationships, fostering what rural villagers refer to as "the revenge of wild elephants.""-- Provided by publisher
"This is an ethnography of globalization with particular attention paid to how global environmentalism has been reshaping rural China over the past two decades, and how activities in that country have in turn reshaped global environmentalism itself. The book challenges the notion that globalized social formations emerged solely in the Global North prior to impacting the Global South. Instead, such formations have been constituted, transformed, and propelled through diverse, site specific social interactions that complicate and defy divisions between 'global' and 'local.' The book brings the reader into the lives of Chinese scientists, officials, villagers, and expatriate conservationists who were caught up in environmental trends over the past 25 years. Hathaway reveals how global environmentalism has been enacted and altered in China, often with unanticipated effects, such as the rise of indigenous rights, or the reconfiguration of human/animal relationships, fostering what rural villagers will refer to as "the revenge of wild elephants." Intended audience: Undergrad and grad courses in Chinese Anthropology, Chinese history, Environmental Studies, environmental history, global environment, global studies"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Environmental protection -- China, Southwest.
Environmentalism -- China, Southwest.
Globalization -- China, Southwest.
China, Southwest -- Environmental conditions.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2013005896
ISBN 0520956761 (electronic bk.)
1299718213 (electronic bk.)
9780520956766 (electronic bk.)
9781299718210 (electronic bk.)