Anna Lora-Wainwright is Professor of the Human Geography of China at the University of Oxford. Alongside Resigned Activism (MIT Press 2017), she is the author of Fighting for Breath: Living Morally and Dying of Cancer (University of Hawai’i Press 2013). She is the Director of the Leverhulme Trust Project ‘Circuits of Waste and Value: Making E-waste Subjects in China and Japan’. She has a long-standing interest in rural China, its contemporary transformations, and the lived experience of development and its impacts.

Resigned Activism: A Conversation with Anna Lora-Wainwright

In today’s China, rapid development and urbanisation has resulted in widespread environmental pollution and degradation. In many parts of the country contamination has become a mundane but oppressive part of daily existence. In Resigned Activism (MIT Press 2017), Anna Lora-Wainwright examines how Chinese people living with environmental degradation attempt to improve their situations in ways […]

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