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.
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 […]