Moralizing the Environment: Countryside Change, Farming and Pollution

Moralizing the Environment: Countryside Change, Farming and Pollution

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Overview

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781857288391
Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/1998
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgementsxi
1Moralizing the environment: understanding farm pollution1
Introduction1
Methodology: following actors, following pollution9
Methods12
Outline of the book15
2Changing dairy farming and the pollution problem18
Processes of change on dairy farms18
Effluents in the environment32
Conclusions36
3Farm pollution as a non-issue39
Tackling an emergent problem40
Agricultural exceptionalism42
Farm pollution regulation in the 1970s and early 1980s53
Conclusions57
4The politicization of farm pollution60
Introduction60
The politics of water privatization62
Farm pollution incidents65
Defining the problem68
Making sense of the data71
Local investigations: the Torridge Report75
Challenging agricultural exceptionalism77
Devising a solution79
A new regulatory framework82
Conclusions85
5The Pollution Inspectors' accounts of farm pollution88
Introduction88
The regional organization of farm pollution control90
A day in the life of Bob: the field culture of a rural Pollution Inspector94
Perceptions of pollution and farming102
The regulation of farm pollution104
The threat of prosecution111
Conclusions117
6The dairy farmers' accounts of farm pollution119
Introduction119
Life on a dairy farm120
The environment and the ethos of production125
Farmers and farm pollution127
Pollution control and the logic of farm improvement134
Farmers and the NRA136
Conclusions143
7Pollution control and social networks145
Introduction145
ADAS, farmers and farm pollution: the technical discourse146
Local environmentalists and farm pollution: the moral discourse154
The NRA, Pollution Inspectors and farm pollution: negotiating the moral discourse162
The farmers' networks173
Conclusions: farm pollution and patterns of enrolment183
8Conclusions: constructing moral orders191
Introduction191
Nature, rurality and morality192
The moralization of risk and regulatory science195
Networks, enrolment and identity creation197
Agriculture's moral economy200
The farmer and the field-level bureaucrat202
Afterword207
Bibliography209
Index219

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