Globalization, Water and Health: Resource Management in Times of Scarcity

Author:   Linda M. Whiteford ,  Scott Whiteford
Publisher:   James Currey
ISBN:  

9780852559796


Pages:   352
Publication Date:   01 October 2005
Format:   Hardback
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This book is about crime and passion, life and death, lofty goals and squalid realities. It is a book about water. Global disparities in health and access to water are two major threats to world stability. As international contracts and corporate agreements divert water from small communities to supply larger cities, from households to supply agribusiness, conflicts sharpen among local communities, national governments, and international agencies over the basic resources to support human life. In this book, leading anthropologists illuminate the global political inequities and resource management techniques that cause children to die and adults to sicken. Designed for use by policymakers as well as researchers and students, the essays present complex realities in clear, accessible terms.

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Author:   Linda M. Whiteford ,  Scott Whiteford
Publisher:   James Currey
Imprint:   James Currey
ISBN:  

9780852559796


ISBN 10:   0852559798
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   01 October 2005
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Introduction by Linda Whiteford & Scott Whiteford I HEALTH & WATER - Casualties in the globalization of water: a moral economy perspective by Linda Whiteford - Water reform, gender & HIV/AIDS: perspectives from Malawi by Anne Ferguson - Water, vector-borne disease & gender: schistosomiasis in rural China by Lenore Manderson & Yixin Huang - Waste not, want not: grounded globalization & global lessons for water use from Lima Peru by Carl Kendall - 'Whose water is it anyway?' Boundary negotiations on the Edwards Aquifer in Texas by John Donahue & Irene Klaver II WATER & HEALTH - The commodification of water & the human dimensions of manufactured scarcity by Barbara Rose Johnston - Water struggles of indigenous North America by Tom Greaves - Water management reforms, farmer-managed irrigation systems & food security: the Spanish experience by David Guiller - The incredible heaviness of water: water policy & water reform in the new millennium in Southern Africa by Bill Derman - Good to the last drop: the political ecology of water & health on the border by Scott Whiteford et al. - Epilogue: future directions by Scott Whiteford & Linda Whiteford.

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Linda Whiteford is Professor & Chair in the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida; Scott Whiteford is Professor of Anthropology & Director of the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Michigan State University

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