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People at the well : kinds, usages and meanings of water in a global perspective / Hans Peter Hahn, Karlheinz Cless, Jens Soentgen (eds.)
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Frankfurt : Campus Verlag, [2012]
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  CB482 .P467 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Water and civilization -- Congresses
Water use -- Congresses
Water -- Folklore -- Congresses
Physical Description 316 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 22 cm
Note International conference proceedings, September 2010, Goethe University, Frankfurt
Includes bibliographical references
Summary "Water is never just H₂O. It is always more. It has its own ways of world-making and is much more than just a substance or a commodity. Water is also a focal point of religious meanings and inspires cultural practices. The book shows the different forms, the wide range and the impressive diversity of people's dealings with water in different cultures. It presents case studies from various parts of the world, staging problems about changing accessibility of water and the expectations of men and women at different places. While focusing on the micro level the transdisciplinary approach highlights the fundamental differences of water related meanings and practices."--P.[4] of cover
Contents Introduction / Karlheinz Cless and Hans Peter Hahn -- Water as substance and meaning: Anthropological perspectives / Hans Peter Hahn -- Virtual water and water footprints: Global supply and production chains and their impacts on freshwater resources / Simon Meissner -- What is water? Some philosophical considerations / Klaus Ruthenberg -- An essay on dew / Jens Soentgen -- People at the well: Experiences around water / Karlheinz Cless -- Water magic / Richard Wilk -- Consumption and production: Changing perceptions of water in northern Ghana / Wolfram Laube -- Neglecting the opportunity? Productive water uses for small income generation / Irit Eguavoen -- Water makes the difference: The case of South India / Bettina Weiz -- Making connections: Accessing water in Mumbai's settlements / Nikhil Anand -- Water in Amazonia / Klaus Hilbert -- Water management by divine benevolence along the River Nile: Artificial water reservoirs as pastoral meeting places in the Meroitic Sudan (ca. 350 B.C. to 350 A.D.) / Petra Weschenfelder -- Water beliefs and changing times in Nigeria / Emmanuel M. Akpabio -- Guarded by the devil: The fear of pollution from wells among the Iraqw of northern Tanzania / Anne-Christina Achterberg-Boness
NOTE 516959
Alternate Author Hahn, Hans Peter
Cless, Karlheinz
Soentgen, Jens

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