The Struggle for Sustainability in Rural China: Environmental Values and Civil Society

Download * The Struggle for Sustainability in Rural China: Environmental Values and Civil Society PDF by * Bryan Tilt eBook or Kindle ePUB Online free. The Struggle for Sustainability in Rural China: Environmental Values and Civil Society Three local factories-a zinc smelter, a coking plant, and a coal-washing plant-produce air and water pollution that far exceeds the standards set by the World Health Organization and Chinas Ministry of Environmental Protection. Tilt ultimately finds that the residents are quite concerned about pollution, and he investigates the various strategies they use to fight it. The industrial township is located in the populous southwestern province of Sichuan. His study unravels the complexity of sustai

The Struggle for Sustainability in Rural China: Environmental Values and Civil Society

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Rating : 4.39 (967 Votes)
Asin : 0231150016
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 216 Pages
Publish Date : 2016-06-08
Language : English

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Three local factories-a zinc smelter, a coking plant, and a coal-washing plant-produce air and water pollution that far exceeds the standards set by the World Health Organization and China's Ministry of Environmental Protection. Tilt ultimately finds that the residents are quite concerned about pollution, and he investigates the various strategies they use to fight it. The industrial township is located in the populous southwestern province of Sichuan. His study unravels the complexity of sustainable development within a rapidly changing nation.. Capturing the consequences of this reality, Bryan Tilt conducts an in-depth, ethnographic study of Futian Township, a rural community reeling from pollution. Interviewing state and company officials, factory workers, farmers, and scientists, Tilt shows how residents cope with this pollution and how they view its effects on health and economic growth. Though China's economy is projected to become the world's largest within the next twenty years, industrial pollution threatens both the health of the country's citizens and the natural resources on which their economy depends. Striking at the heart of the community's environmental values, he explores the intersection between civil society and environmental policy, wei

Bryan Tilt is assistant professor of anthropology at Oregon State University. His research focuses on economic development and environmental protection in China, and he has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Sichuan and Yunnan provinces.

"Excellent local study" according to E. N. Anderson. This book is an excellent study of the ways China's environmental devastation plays on the ground in a rural region. Tilt shows how awful the Maoist "struggle against nature" is in reality. This book provides valuable contexting for other, more broad and general work on the Chinese environment (books by Vaclav Smil, Elizabeth Economy, K. Abe and James Nickum, etc.). More important, it is part of the sobering answer to China-boosters like Thomas Friedman and Orville Schell. They live in a dream-world, accepting China's distorted "growth" figures and neglecting not only environmental costs but human rights issues, apparently thinking . Constantly Lending this book Maureen I was asssigned this book for a comparative development class in grad school. I found it very interesting compared to other case studies in the field. It's one of those cases that sort of defies logic (shutting down polluting factories can lead to increased pollution) and also lets you in on some useful history/culture and analysis (role of rural factories, role of media in china, etc). I've lent this book multiple times to classmates and will replace it if it is not returned. It had a reserved place on my shelf.. Loyd Eskildson said Good Background on the Transformation of China's Economy. Author Tilt's book is based on three periods of field work totaling about 7 months between "Good Background on the Transformation of China's Economy" according to Loyd Eskildson. Author Tilt's book is based on three periods of field work totaling about 7 months between 2001-06, centered at Futian Township. By 2006, its factories (zinc smelter, coking plant, and coal-washing plant) had been closed for three years for non-compliance with pollution standards. Their role had primarily been to serve Panzhihua Iron and Steel. The impact of their closure was to create considerable financial problems for the township due to their no longer paying taxes. In 2005 China's EPA stopped Good Background on the Transformation of China's Economy Author Tilt's book is based on three periods of field work totaling about 7 months between 2001-06, centered at Futian Township. By 2006, its factories (zinc smelter, coking plant, and coal-washing plant) had been closed for three years for non-compliance with pollution standards. Their role had primarily been to serve Panzhihua Iron and Steel. The impact of their closure was to create considerable financial problems for the township due to their no longer paying taxes. In 2005 China's EPA stopped 30 major industrial projects for failure to conduct environmental impact analyses. Ultimately the zinc smelter moved to the next town aft. 0 major industrial projects for failure to conduct environmental impact analyses. Ultimately the zinc smelter moved to the next town aft. 001-06, centered at Futian Township. By "Good Background on the Transformation of China's Economy" according to Loyd Eskildson. Author Tilt's book is based on three periods of field work totaling about 7 months between 2001-06, centered at Futian Township. By 2006, its factories (zinc smelter, coking plant, and coal-washing plant) had been closed for three years for non-compliance with pollution standards. Their role had primarily been to serve Panzhihua Iron and Steel. The impact of their closure was to create considerable financial problems for the township due to their no longer paying taxes. In 2005 China's EPA stopped Good Background on the Transformation of China's Economy Author Tilt's book is based on three periods of field work totaling about 7 months between 2001-06, centered at Futian Township. By 2006, its factories (zinc smelter, coking plant, and coal-washing plant) had been closed for three years for non-compliance with pollution standards. Their role had primarily been to serve Panzhihua Iron and Steel. The impact of their closure was to create considerable financial problems for the township due to their no longer paying taxes. In 2005 China's EPA stopped 30 major industrial projects for failure to conduct environmental impact analyses. Ultimately the zinc smelter moved to the next town aft. 0 major industrial projects for failure to conduct environmental impact analyses. Ultimately the zinc smelter moved to the next town aft. 006, its factories (zinc smelter, coking plant, and coal-washing plant) had been closed for three years for non-compliance with pollution standards. Their role had primarily been to serve Panzhihua Iron and Steel. The impact of their closure was to create considerable financial problems for the township due to their no longer paying taxes. In "Good Background on the Transformation of China's Economy" according to Loyd Eskildson. Author Tilt's book is based on three periods of field work totaling about 7 months between 2001-06, centered at Futian Township. By 2006, its factories (zinc smelter, coking plant, and coal-washing plant) had been closed for three years for non-compliance with pollution standards. Their role had primarily been to serve Panzhihua Iron and Steel. The impact of their closure was to create considerable financial problems for the township due to their no longer paying taxes. In 2005 China's EPA stopped Good Background on the Transformation of China's Economy Author Tilt's book is based on three periods of field work totaling about 7 months between 2001-06, centered at Futian Township. By 2006, its factories (zinc smelter, coking plant, and coal-washing plant) had been closed for three years for non-compliance with pollution standards. Their role had primarily been to serve Panzhihua Iron and Steel. The impact of their closure was to create considerable financial problems for the township due to their no longer paying taxes. In 2005 China's EPA stopped 30 major industrial projects for failure to conduct environmental impact analyses. Ultimately the zinc smelter moved to the next town aft. 0 major industrial projects for failure to conduct environmental impact analyses. Ultimately the zinc smelter moved to the next town aft. 005 China's EPA stopped Good Background on the Transformation of China's Economy Author Tilt's book is based on three periods of field work totaling about 7 months between 2001-06, centered at Futian Township. By 2006, its factories (zinc smelter, coking plant, and coal-washing plant) had been closed for three years for non-compliance with pollution standards. Their role had primarily been to serve Panzhihua Iron and Steel. The impact of their closure was to create considerable financial problems for the township due to their no longer paying taxes. 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(Anna Lora-Wainwright The China Journal)An interesting and illuminating book for scholars who wish to understand the present ecological situation in rural China and the daily conflict between values and actions that confront the local governments and citizens of China. (Jennifer Hubbert American Anthropologist) . (Li Ying China Quarterly)An important addition to environmental studies of China. Tilt's remarkable timely book, which offers a major contribution to the study of China and environmental governance in the developing world. (Yan Gao H-Environment)Struggle for Sustainability has something important to offer a wide audienceits manageable rendering of technical and scientific industrial production and pollution measurement reaches the nonenvironmental specialist; and its lucid prose and compelling ethnographic evidence have the potential to attract a lay readership beyond the environs of academia

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