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

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Author / Creator:Swyngedouw, E. (Erik)
Imprint:New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Description:xii, 209 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Series:Oxford geographical and environmental studies
Subject:Municipal water supply -- Economic aspects -- Ecuador -- Guayaquil.
Municipal water supply -- Social aspects -- Ecuador -- Guayaquil.
Municipal water supply -- Economic aspects.
Municipal water supply -- Social aspects.
Ecuador -- Guayaquil.
Format: Print Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-202) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • I. Flows of Power: Nature, Power, and the City
  • 1. Hybrid Waters: On Water, Nature, and Society
  • 2. The City in a Glass of Water: Circulating Water, Circulating Power
  • 3. Water, Power, and the Andean City: Situating Guayaquil
  • II. Social Power and the Urbanization of Water in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • 4. The Urban Conquest of Water in Guayaquil, 1880-1945: Cocoa and the Urban Water Dream
  • 5. The Urban Conquest of Water in Guayaquil, 1945-2000: Bananas, Oil, and the Production of Water Scarcity
  • 6. The Water Mandarins: The Contradictions of Urban Water Provision
  • 7. The Water Lords: Speculators in Water
  • 8. Contested Waters: Rituals of Resistance and Water Activism
  • III. Conclusion
  • 9. Whose Water and Whose City? Towards an Emancipatory Water Politics