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Anna Lora-Wainwright

Anna Lora-Wainwright is Associate Professor in the Human Geography of China at the University of Oxford, and the author of Fighting for Breath: Living Morally and Dying of Cancer in a Chinese Village.

Titles by This Author

Living with Pollution in Rural China

Residents of rapidly industrializing rural areas in China live with pollution every day. Villagers drink obviously tainted water and breathe visibly dirty air, afflicted by a variety of ailments—from arthritis to nosebleeds—that they ascribe to the effects of industrial pollution. “Cancer villages,” village-sized clusters of high cancer incidence, have emerged as a political and cultural phenomenon. In Resigned Activism, Anna Lora-Wainwright explores the daily grind of living with pollution in rural China and the varying forms of activism that develop in response.