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Gardening the World Agency, Identity and the Ownership of Water

By: Veronica Strang(Author)
326 pages, b/w illustrations
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  • Gardening the World ISBN: 9781782381303 Paperback May 2013 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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Around the world, intensifying development and human demands for fresh water are placing unsustainable pressures on finite resources. Countries are waging war over transboundary rivers, and rural and urban communities are increasingly divided as irrigation demands compete with domestic desires. Marginal groups are losing access to water as powerful elites protect their own interests, and entire ecosystems are being severely degraded.

These problems are particularly evident in Australia, with its industrialised economy and arid climate. Yet there have been relatively few attempts to examine the social and cultural complexities that underlie people's engagements with water. Based on long-term ethnographic fieldwork in two major Australian river catchments (the Mitchell River in Cape York, and the Brisbane River in southeast Queensland), Gardening the World examines their major water using and managing groups: indigenous communities, farmers, industries, recreational and domestic water users, and environmental organisations. It explores the issues that shape their different beliefs, values and practices in relation to water, and considers the specifically cultural or sub-cultural meanings that they encode in their material surroundings. Through an analysis of each group's diverse efforts to 'garden the world', it provides insights into the complexities of human-environmental relationships.

Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction

Chapter 1. A Process of Engagement
Chapter 2. Governing Water
Chapter 3. Indigenous Fluidscapes
Chapter 4. Farming Water
Chapter 5. Manufacturing Water
Chapter 6. Recreating Water
Chapter 7. Saving Water

Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

Customer Reviews

Biography

Veronica Strang is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Auckland. An environmental anthropologist, she has written extensively on water, land and resource issues in Australia and the UK, and is the author of Uncommon Ground: Cultural Landscapes and Environmental Values (Berg 1997), The Meaning of Water and Water: Nature and Culture.

By: Veronica Strang(Author)
326 pages, b/w illustrations
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