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Beyond Great Walls: Environment, Identity, and Development on the Chinese Grasslands of Inner Mongolia
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Williams, Dee Mack

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Beyond Great Walls: Environment, Identity, and Development on the Chinese Grasslands of Inner Mongolia

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9780804742788

The work aims to deepen our understanding of environmental change as a social process by exploring significant tensions between such symbolic dichotomies as Chinese/Mongol, farmer/herder, private/collective, development/conservation, Western/Asian, and scientific/indigenous. It argues that the reconstruction of local landscape cannot be separated from the social context of economic insecurity and political fear, nor from the cultural context of group identity and environmental symbolism. Ideologically informed perceptions of the land prove to be highly relevant in both shaping and contesting international development agendas, national grassland policies, and the daily practices of local production.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780804742788
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0804742782
Hardcover
Publishing year: 2002
Publisher: STANFORD UNIV PR
272 Pages
Weight: 0,513 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 9780804742788

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