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dc.contributor.authorBallestero, Andrea
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-18 09:46:50
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T10:13:35Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T10:13:35Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier1005198
dc.identifierOCN: 1084621842en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/24903
dc.description.abstractBased on fieldwork among state officials, NGOs, politicians, and activists in Costa Rica and Brazil, A Future History of Water traces the unspectacular work necessary to make water access a human right and a human right something different from a commodity. Andrea Ballestero shows how these ephemeral distinctions are made through four technolegal devices—formula, index, list and pact. She argues that what is at stake in these devices is not the making of a distinct future but what counts as the future in the first place. A Future History of Water is an ethnographically rich and conceptually charged journey into ant-filled water meters, fantastical water taxonomies, promises captured on slips of paper, and statistical maneuvers that dissolve the human of human rights. Ultimately, Ballestero demonstrates what happens when instead of trying to fix its meaning, we make water’s changing form the precondition of our analyses.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology::JHMC Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
dc.subject.otherwater
dc.subject.otherwonder
dc.subject.otherfuture
dc.subject.otherdifference
dc.subject.otherhuman rights
dc.subject.othercommodification
dc.subject.otherethics
dc.titleA Future History of Water
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1215/9781478004516
oapen.relation.isPublishedByf0d6aaef-4159-4e01-b1ea-a7145b2ab14b
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameDuke University Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://www.dukeupress.edu/
oapen.collectionToward an Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME)
oapen.pages248
oapen.place.publicationDurham, NC
oapen.notes2019-07-18 09:34:18, Funder: The Fondren Library at Rice University/Funding project name: Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem/Acronym: TOME


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