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The Resource Island rivers : fresh water and place in Oceania, edited by John R. Wagner and Jerry K. Jacka, (electronic resource)

Island rivers : fresh water and place in Oceania, edited by John R. Wagner and Jerry K. Jacka, (electronic resource)

Label
Island rivers : fresh water and place in Oceania
Title
Island rivers
Title remainder
fresh water and place in Oceania
Statement of responsibility
edited by John R. Wagner and Jerry K. Jacka
Title variation
Fresh water and place in Oceania
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Anthropologists have written a great deal about the coastal adaptations and seafaring traditions of Pacific Islanders, but have had much less to say about the significance of rivers for Pacific island culture, livelihood and identity. The authors of this collection seek to fill that gap in the ethnographic record by drawing attention to the deep historical attachments of island communities to rivers, and the ways in which those attachments are changing in response to various forms of economic development and social change. In addition to making a unique contribution to Pacific island ethnography, the authors of this volume speak to a global set of issues of immense importance to a world in which water scarcity, conflict, pollution and the degradation of riparian environments afflict growing numbers of people. Several authors take a political ecology approach to their topic, but the emphasis here is less on hydro-politics than on the cultural meaning of rivers to the communities we describe. How has the cultural significance of rivers shifted as a result of colonisation, development and nation-building? How do people whose identities are fundamentally rooted in their relationship to a particular river renegotiate that relationship when the river is dammed to generate hydro-power or polluted by mining activities? How do blockages in the flow of rivers and underground springs interrupt the intergenerational transmission of local ecological knowledge and hence the ability of local communities to construct collective identities rooted in a sense of place?"
Member of
Cataloging source
ANV
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • charts
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wagner, John Richard
  • Jacka, Jerry K.
  • ANU Press
Series statement
Asia-Pacific environment monograph 13
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Maritime anthropology
  • Rivers
  • Rivers
  • Rivers
  • Water
  • Crocodiles
Target audience
specialized
Label
Island rivers : fresh water and place in Oceania, edited by John R. Wagner and Jerry K. Jacka, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ssj0002059894
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 250 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781760462161
Isbn Type
(print)
Lccn
2018404066
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, charts
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002059894
Label
Island rivers : fresh water and place in Oceania, edited by John R. Wagner and Jerry K. Jacka, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ssj0002059894
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 250 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781760462161
Isbn Type
(print)
Lccn
2018404066
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, charts
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002059894

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