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Article: Rethinking the Green Revolution in South China: Technological materialities and human-environment relations

TitleRethinking the Green Revolution in South China: Technological materialities and human-environment relations
Authors
KeywordsGreen Revolution
Human-Built Environments
Materialities
Technological Systems
Issue Date2011
Citation
East Asian Science, Technology And Society, 2011, v. 5 n. 4, p. 479-504 How to Cite?
AbstractThis article revisits the question of the impact of the Green Revolution in the rice-farming region of South China, combining historical and anthropological approaches to technological transformation. The article describes the Chinese "traditional" practice of small-scale wet-rice farming as a technological system and provides detailed microhistorical data on the various kinds of social and material transformations operated on this "traditional" system by the communist Green Revolution. Particular attention is given to technological materialities, including the physical actions of rice technologies on the material world and the physical aspects of rice technologies (or the way they are made and used). The article's main theoretical goal is to develop an approach to technological transformation that brings the study of human-environment relations more firmly onto the study of technological materialities and technological systems. It is suggested that all technological systems are ecotechnological systems, that is, ecologically grounded human-built environments. © National Science Council, Taiwan 2011.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/185509
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.356
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dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationEast Asian Science, Technology And Society, 2011, v. 5 n. 4, p. 479-504en_US
dc.identifier.issn1875-2160en_US
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dc.description.abstractThis article revisits the question of the impact of the Green Revolution in the rice-farming region of South China, combining historical and anthropological approaches to technological transformation. The article describes the Chinese "traditional" practice of small-scale wet-rice farming as a technological system and provides detailed microhistorical data on the various kinds of social and material transformations operated on this "traditional" system by the communist Green Revolution. Particular attention is given to technological materialities, including the physical actions of rice technologies on the material world and the physical aspects of rice technologies (or the way they are made and used). The article's main theoretical goal is to develop an approach to technological transformation that brings the study of human-environment relations more firmly onto the study of technological materialities and technological systems. It is suggested that all technological systems are ecotechnological systems, that is, ecologically grounded human-built environments. © National Science Council, Taiwan 2011.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
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dc.subjectGreen Revolutionen_US
dc.subjectHuman-Built Environmentsen_US
dc.subjectMaterialitiesen_US
dc.subjectTechnological Systemsen_US
dc.titleRethinking the Green Revolution in South China: Technological materialities and human-environment relationsen_US
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