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11%OFFAnne Rademacher - Reigning the River: Urban Ecologies and Political Transformation in Kathmandu - 9780822350804 - V9780822350804
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Reigning the River: Urban Ecologies and Political Transformation in Kathmandu

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Description for Reigning the River: Urban Ecologies and Political Transformation in Kathmandu Paperback. Illuminates the complexities of river restoration in Kathmandu - one of the fastest-growing cities in South Asia Series: New Ecologies for the Twenty-first Century. Num Pages: 240 pages, 6 photographs, 4 maps. BIC Classification: 1FKN; RBKF; RNF; RPC. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 157 x 233 x 17. Weight in Grams: 370.
A major contribution to the nascent anthropology of urban environments, Reigning the River illuminates the complexities of river restoration in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital and one of the fastest-growing cities in South Asia. In this rich ethnography, Anne M. Rademacher explores the ways that urban riverscape improvement involved multiple actors, each constructing ideals of restoration through contested histories and ideologies of belonging. She examines competing understandings of river restoration, particularly among bureaucrats in state and conservation-development agencies, cultural heritage activists, and advocates for the security of tens of thousands of rural-to-urban migrants settled along the exposed riverbed.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2011
Publisher
Duke University Press
Number of pages
240
Condition
New
Series
New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century
Number of Pages
264
Place of Publication
North Carolina, United States
ISBN
9780822350804
SKU
V9780822350804
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About Anne Rademacher
Anne M. Rademacher is Assistant Professor of Environmental and Metropolitan Studies in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University.

Reviews for Reigning the River: Urban Ecologies and Political Transformation in Kathmandu
“Anthropologists have just begun to turn their attention to cities in the south and Reigning the River is one of the first detailed ethnographies to effectively grapple with the cultural politics of urban natures. It is an admirable project and will not only be of immense relevance to a wide range of readers interested in questions of urban improvement, development, ... Read more

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