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Article: Environmental consciousness in Hong Kong

TitleEnvironmental consciousness in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsAir Pollution
Cultural Models
Environmental Consciousness
Hong Kong
Public Opinion
Issue Date2003
Citation
Southeast Asian Studies, 2003, v. 41 n. 1, p. 15-35 How to Cite?
AbstractThe majority of the public in Hong Kong have repeatedly told pollsters that they believe environmental problems have become very serious in the city. They are, however, at the same time, highly skeptical about the actual degree of concern felt by their neighbors, friends and relatives. Their belief that only they themselves are environmentally conscious but not the others probably stems from the fact that people in Hong Kong tend to, unconsciously, think about the concept of "environment" at several different spatial scales and, unknowingly, switch between these spatial scales in evaluating their own environmental attitudes and behavior and those of other people around them. In the end, their scepticism is further reinforced by, or is a logical extension of, their own mental model of nature, where an emerging social norm on the importance of protecting nature is eclipsed by a fatalistic mood among the public, on the one hand, and the pragmatic concerns of the elite with economics, on the other.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/157850
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.101
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dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.citationSoutheast Asian Studies, 2003, v. 41 n. 1, p. 15-35en_US
dc.identifier.issn0563-8682en_US
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dc.description.abstractThe majority of the public in Hong Kong have repeatedly told pollsters that they believe environmental problems have become very serious in the city. They are, however, at the same time, highly skeptical about the actual degree of concern felt by their neighbors, friends and relatives. Their belief that only they themselves are environmentally conscious but not the others probably stems from the fact that people in Hong Kong tend to, unconsciously, think about the concept of "environment" at several different spatial scales and, unknowingly, switch between these spatial scales in evaluating their own environmental attitudes and behavior and those of other people around them. In the end, their scepticism is further reinforced by, or is a logical extension of, their own mental model of nature, where an emerging social norm on the importance of protecting nature is eclipsed by a fatalistic mood among the public, on the one hand, and the pragmatic concerns of the elite with economics, on the other.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofSoutheast Asian Studiesen_US
dc.subjectAir Pollutionen_US
dc.subjectCultural Modelsen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Consciousnessen_US
dc.subjectHong Kongen_US
dc.subjectPublic Opinionen_US
dc.titleEnvironmental consciousness in Hong Kongen_US
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dc.identifier.volume41en_US
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