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What Is Water?: The History of a Modern Abstraction (Nature/History/Society)

Linton, Jamie

Editore: University of Washington Press, 2010
ISBN 10: 077481702X / ISBN 13: 9780774817028
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Titolo: What Is Water?: The History of a Modern ...

Casa editrice: University of Washington Press

Data di pubblicazione: 2010

Legatura: Soft cover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The book demonstrates, in a clear and concise fashion, the ways in which contemporary social relationships with water have constituted a crisis . The subject is of fundamental importance and the author's emphasis on the need to posit environmental concerns within a socio-natural understanding is vital.- Alex Loftus, Department of Geography, University of LondonBeginning a book as Jamie Linton does this one, with the claim that "water is what we make of it," is an act of provocation . Just as a stone thrown into a lake spreads ripples outward across its surface, so Linton's provocation sends intellectual shock waves hammering into pervasive ways of understanding and defining water, invites reflection on the ways in which people have thought about water in the past, and heightens awareness of the consequences that will flow from what we make of water in the future.- from the Foreword by Graeme WynnThe publication of Jamie Linton's superb monograph, What is Water? , provides an opportunity to consider the development of relational and dialectical thought within geography and especially how this has developed around the subject of water.- Alex Loftus, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London, The Geographical Journal. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_077481702X

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Riassunto: We all know what water is, and we often take it for granted. But the spectre of a worldwide water crisis suggests that there might be something fundamentally wrong with the way we think about water. Jamie Linton dives into the history of water as an abstract concept, stripped of its environmental, social, and cultural contexts. Reduced to a scientific abstraction - to mere H20 - this concept has given modern society licence to dam, divert, and manipulate water with apparent impunity. Part of the solution to the water crisis involves reinvesting water with social content, thus altering the way we see water. What Is Water? offers a fresh approach to a fundamental problem.

Jamie Linton is a SSHRC postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography at Queen's University.

Descrizione del libro: The history of the modern idea of water ? an idea whose consequences have helped produce a global crisis.

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