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Cultivating the Nile: The Everyday Politics of Water in Egypt (New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century) Jessica Barnes(Author)

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Cultivating the Nile: The Everyday Politics of Water in Egypt (New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century)

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Original name book: Cultivating the Nile: The Everyday Politics of Water in Egypt (New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century)

Pages: 248

Language: English

Publisher: Duke University Press Books (September 17, 2014)

By: Jessica Barnes(Author)

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Category - Business & Money

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The waters of the Nile are fundamental to life in Egypt. In this compelling ethnography, Jessica Barnes explores the everyday politics of water: a politics anchored in the mundane yet vital acts of blocking, releasing, channeling, and diverting water. She examines the quotidian practices of farmers, government engineers, and international donors as they interact with the waters of the Nile flowing into and through Egypt. Situating these local practices in relation to broader processes that affect Nile waters, Barnes moves back and forth from farmer to government ministry, from irrigation canal to international water conference. By showing how the waters of the Nile are constantly made and remade as a resource by people in and outside Egypt, she demonstrates the range of political dynamics, social relations, and technological interventions that must be incorporated into understandings of water and its management.

"Cultivating the Nile is an impressive account of something we know little about despite its growing urgency: the causes of water scarcity in any particular region and the ways that the people affected deal with it. A significant contribution to the growing literature on water sustainability around the world, Cultivating the Nile is likely to be discussed for years to come." (Steven C. Caton, Harvard University 2014-03-10)"Readers will be drawn to this book for the timeliness of its topic, an examination of a major case of scarcity of water, the most basic of all resources. They will read it closely, finding it one of the very few academic books that is genuinely a page-turner, with its vivid narration, powerful evocations of daily life, and provocative insights into the workings of power. And they will remember it because it will make them understand water in a new way, as a substance that has a social life as well as a material existence." (Ben Orlove, Columbia University) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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  • By Walter Horvath on April 8, 2017

    While there is something to be said about how dull the book can be to digest and its repetitiveness, the main issue I have here is with the binding of the book. Opening it for the first time at more than a 90 degree angle produced instant page tearing from the 'spine', and by the time I was finished with it only about a month later, several dozen pages were completely separated, with virtually all the rest at least partially severed.

  • By Abdul Haque Chang on January 5, 2015

    This is very good book and it should be used as text book when teaching environmental studies.

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