A subaltern perspective on China's ecological crisis

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Abstract

The modernization paradigm pursued by China has tended to privilege industry over agriculture, urban over rural, and the middle class over the subaltern, with the country's growth statistics and policy emphases accordingly geared to such a paradigm. This has resulted in almost mindless degradation of nature. The key question China faces is thus not one of more progress or more growth, but of the multiple tasks of reversing the dire damage already done to its ecology, society, and culture.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-57
Number of pages13
JournalMonthly Review
Volume70
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018

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Keywords

  • Ecology
  • Political Economy

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