A History of Water: Series I, Volume 3

The World of Water

Terje Tvedt (Redaktør) ; T. Ostigaard (Redaktør)

This volume is the third of three that explore all aspects of water - social, cultural, political, religious, historical, economic and technological - from ancient times to the present day. Empirical and ethnographic case studies from around the world feature. Les mer
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This volume is the third of three that explore all aspects of water - social, cultural, political, religious, historical, economic and technological - from ancient times to the present day. Empirical and ethnographic case studies from around the world feature.

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Introductionix




Terje Tvedt





Terje Oestigaard





Section 1: Culture and Control





Part I: Water as Commons or Commodity?





Water in the Age of Imperialism -- and Beyond

5(13)




D. Worster





From Sacred Ownership to Colonial Commons: Water Tenure Systems in Central Africa

18(20)




D. Gordon





Changing Narratives of Water Control in Hawai'i

38(11)




K. A. Berry





`Indigenous People Participation': Conflict in Water Use in an African Mining Economy

49(32)




F. A. Akiwumi





Part II: Water as a Symbol of Power





Powering the Nation: A Social History of Hydro-electricity in Ireland

81(17)




M. Maguire





Water as a Symbol of Power: The Hydraulic System of Golkonda, Hyderabad

98(21)




Y. C. Wong





V. Kallianpur





Part III: Water as Hierarchy and Structuring Principle





Water, Hindu Mythology and an Unequal Social Order in India

119(18)




D. Joshi





B. Fawcett





Unity and Abstraction: Ethics and Modernity in the Riverine Technology of the American New Deal

137(20)




B. Black





An Evolutionary History of Water Rights in South Africa

157(28)




D. D. Tewari





Part IV: The Flow of Water





Early Developments in Groundwater Research in The Netherlands: A Societally Driven Science

185(22)




J.J. de Vries





River Works in Famine Ireland

207(22)




J. C. I. Dooge





Section 2: Understanding and Conceptualising Water





Part V: Water as Text and Meaning





Rivers as Text: From Pre-Modern to Post-Modern Understandings of Development, Technology and the Environment in Canada and Abroad

229(25)




J. L. Manore





Constructing a Myth of Purity: The Marketing of Welsh Water

254(15)




O. Roberts





`Seeing is Believing': Perceptions of Safe Water in Rural Yoruba

269(20)




E.M. Rinne





Part VI: Water in Literature and Art





`Of Frogs' Eyes and Cows' Drinking Water': Water and Folklore in Western Kenya

289(21)




V.I. Khasandi-Telewa





`The Waterside Dwellers Sleep Thirsting': Cultural Interpretations of Water in a Rural Community

310(13)




F.K. Lukalo





The Pastoral, the Monumental and What Lies In-Between: Images of Dams and the Riparian Landscape

323(26)




D. C. Jackson





Water Images in Latin American Cinema: The Films of Fernando Solanas

349(18)




J. Askeland





A. Ramirez





Part VII: Water in Religion and Mythology





A Christian Perspective on Water and Water Rights

367(18)




A. Armstrong





M. Armstrong





River Cult and Water Management Practices in Ancient India

385(24)




Joisea Joseph Kodiyanplakkal





Part VIII: Rainmaking and Life-giving Waters





Science in the Social Sphere: Weather Modification and Public Response

409(21)




S. Matthewman





River and Rain: Life-giving Waters in Nepalese Death Rituals

430(19)




T. Oestigaard





`The Wealth of These Nations': Rain, Rulers and Religion on the Cuvelai Floodplain

449(21)




M. McKittrick





The Lozi Flood Tradition

470(18)




C. M. Namafe

Contributors488(3)
Index491

Om forfatteren

Terje Tvedt is Professor of Geography at the University of Bergen and Professor of Political Science at the University of Oslo. He is the author of a number of successful books and videos on water issues, including The River Nile in the Age of the British (I.B.Tauris, 2004) and The River Nile in the Post-Colonial Age (I.B.Tauris 2009). He is series editor for the first History of Water series (3 volumes, I.B.Tauris, 2006). Terje Oestigaard is Research Fellow at the Centre for Development Studies at the University of Bergen. He has undertaken fieldwork in Bangladesh, Greece, Jordan, India, Nepal and Palestine and is the author of a number of books including (as co-editor) The Materiality of Death. Bodies, Burials, Beliefs (2008) and The World of Water (I.B.Tauris, 2006).