Social power and the urbanization of water : flows of power /

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Author / Creator:Swyngedouw, E. (Erik)
Imprint:Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Description:1 online resource (xii, 209 pages) : illustrations
Series:Oxford geographical and environmental studies
Oxford geographical and environmental studies.
Subject:Municipal water supply -- Economic aspects -- Ecuador -- Guayaquil.
Municipal water supply -- Social aspects -- Ecuador -- Guayaquil.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Environmental -- Water Supply.
Municipal water supply -- Economic aspects.
Municipal water supply -- Social aspects.
Eau -- Approvisionnement urbain -- Aspect économique -- Équateur -- Guayaquil.
Eau -- Approvisionnement urbain -- Aspect social -- Équateur -- Guayaquil.
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Ecuador -- Guayaquil.
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-202) and index.
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Summary:"Social Power and the Urbanization of Water takes the circulation of water as a lense through which to analyse how the natural and social fuse together in the process of urbanization. In addition, excavating the circulation of water provides a vehicle to examine the relations between social, political, and economic power which give structure to the urbanization process. These power relations become embodied in and expressed by the particular forms through which water becomes urban. This analysis, in turn, allows light to be cast on who controls the transformation and appropriation of nature and the city's environment. The city of Guayaquil in Ecuador, where 600,000 people lack easy access to potable water, provides the empirical background for this analysis. Historical political-ecological research is combined with an analysis of key contemporary power brokers who organize a highly uneven and deeply unjust urban water circulation system."--Jacket
Other form:Print version: Swyngedouw, E. (Erik). Social power and the urbanization of water. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004 0198233914