Water, Power and Identity: The Cultural Politics of Water in the Andes

Water, Power and Identity: The Cultural Politics of Water in the Andes

by Rutgerd Boelens


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415719186
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/14/2015
Series: Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management Series
Pages: 388
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Rutgerd Boelens is Professor of the Political Ecology of Water in Latin America, CEDLA and Department of Geography, Planning and International Development Studies, University of Amsterdam; Professor, Water Governance and Social Justice, Department of Environmental Sciences, Wageningen University; and Visiting Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Catholic University Peru. He coordinates the Justicia Hídrica/Water Justice alliance.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Water Control Battlefields

2. Water Rights in Collectively Managed Andean Systems

3. Regimes of Waters Truth: Interdisciplinarity, Domains of Water Control and Hydro-social Cycle Politics

4. Embeddedness of Water Control in the Andean Peasant Economy

5. The Hydro-Politics of Identity: Coercive and Capillary Powers

6. Panoptic Power and the Moralization of Water Control Technology

7. Expertocratizing Local Water Rights

8. Neoliberalizing Collective Water Rights and Spaces of Resistance

9. Resistance as ‘Con-fusion’: Mimesis, Mimicry and Contesting the Dream Scheme

10. Conclusions and Reflections: Powers of Illusion and Forces of Con-fusion

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