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Green Asia: Ecocultures, Sustainable Lifestyles, and Ethical by Tania Lewis

By Tania Lewis

Economic improvement in Asia is linked to increasing urbanism, overconsumption, and a steep progress in residing criteria. whilst, swift urbanisation, altering category recognition, and a brand new rural–urban divide within the sector have ended in basic shifts within the means ecological issues are articulated politically and culturally. furthermore, those alterations are usually seen via a Western moralistic lens, which while applauds Asia’s financial development because the welcome reviver of a floundering global financial system and concurrently condemns this development as encouraging hyperconsumerism and a rupture with extra typical methods of residing. This publication offers an research of a number of practices and actions from throughout Asia that exhibit that individuals in Asia are alert to ecological issues, that they're taking motion to enforce new kinds of eco-friendly dwelling, and that Asia bargains fascinating possible choices to slender Anglo-American types of sustainable dwelling. matters explored comprise eco-tourism within the Philippines, eco-friendly co-operatives in Korea, the significance of "tradition" inside Asian discourses of sustainability, and lots more and plenty more.

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