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Water and Rural Communities: Local Politics, Meaning and Place

Water and Rural Communities: Local Politics, Meaning and Place (Paperback)

By Bryant, Lia
By George, with Jodie

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The overall theme of this book concerns the multiplicity and complexities of discursive constructions of water in Western economies in relation to irrigation communities. The authors argue that the politics of place is given meaning in relation to local knowledges and within mult...iple and multiscalar institutional frameworks involved with the social, physical, economic and political practices associated with water. They are particularly concerned with water at the local level, including how it is exchanged, managed and given meaning. Using case studies from Australia and the United States of America, it is shown how water use and community relations, particularly during times of drought, are central to developing understandings about how communities challenge, adapt and respond to policy developments. The book also brings to light how unequal distribution of resources and risk conspicuously come to the surface during times of drought illustrating that water is a political subject occupying a unique position, moving between the natural and social worlds.
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ISBN 9780367227555
Released NZ 4 Feb 2019
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback
Series Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management
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ISBN-13 9780367227555
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 4 Feb 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Bryant, Lia
By George, with Jodie
Series Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management
Category Rural Communities
Management Of Land & Natural Resources
Australian
Number of Pages 150
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 333.910091734
Weight 304g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Water-supply - Political aspects - Australia - Renmark SA, Water-supply - Political aspects - California - Fresno, Water rights - Australia - Renmark SA, Water rights - California - Fresno, Irrigation farming - Political aspects - Australia - Renmark SA
NBS Text Environment & Planning
ONIX Text College/higher education

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