Where Rivers Meet the Sea: The Political Ecology of Water

Where Rivers Meet the Sea: The Political Ecology of Water

by Stephanie Kane

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ISBN-13: 9781439909317
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 08/10/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 246
Sales rank: 456,562
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author


Stephanie C. Kane is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Indiana University with affiliations in anthropology, folklore, and gender studies. She is author of The Phantom Gringo Boat: Shamanic Discourse and Development in Panama and AIDS Alibis: Sex, Drugs, and Crime in the Americas (Temple). She is coeditor of Crime's Power: Anthropologists and the Ethnography of Crime.

Table of Contents

List of Figures ix

Acknowledgments xi

List of Abbreviations xv

1 Introduction 1

Part I Salvador da Bahia, Brazil 15

2 Sense and Science at the Lake of Dark Waters 23

3 Dune Shenanigans and Rebellious Festival Memories 41

4 Of Sewage, Sacrifice, and Sacred Springs 61

Coda: The Assassination of Antonio Conceiçao Reis 82

Part II Buenos Aires, Argentina 89

5 Water History, Water Activism 93

6 Iconic Bridges of La Boca and Madero (Dereliction as Opportunity) 116

7 Neighbors Fight to Reverse Eco-Blind Engineering in Tigre Delta 130

8 Convergent Protest from the Provinces: Hydro electricity + Gold Mining = Water Predation 151

9 Conclusion 177

Glossary 181

Notes 183

References 203

Index 217

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