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Ecologies of Comparison

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A rich ethnography of ecopolitics in Hong Kong in the late 1990s, as the region shifted to Chinese sovereignty, Ecologies of Comparison describes how ecological concepts of uniqueness and scale resonated among environmentalists, including those seeking to preserve a species of white dolphin, to protect an aging fishing village from redevelopment, and to legitimize air quality as an object of political and medical concern. During his research, Tim Choy became increasingly interested in the power of the notion of specificity. While documenting the expert and lay production of Hong Kong’s biological, cultural, and political specificities, he began comparing the logics ... Read more

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Duke University Press United States
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North Carolina, United States
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About Tim Choy
Tim Choy is Associate Professor in the Science and Technology Studies Program and the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis.

Reviews for Ecologies of Comparison
“[A]n exquisite anthropological account of how recent environmental campaigns in Hong Kong resonate with social and political dilemmas surrounding its return to Chinese sovereignty.Choy’s book provides a reviving breath to the study of environmentalism and to our understanding of postcolonial Hong Kong.” - Julian M. Groves, Anthropological Quarterly “While demanding, Choy’s ethnographic method also appears quite inviting. With it, he ... Read more

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