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- DescriptionIn this fascinating and challenging work, the author analyses the way water for drinking is produced, distributed, owned, acquired, and consumed in contrasting ways in different settings. From the taken-for-granted, all-purpose water, flowing out of taps in advanced ecomies to extreme inequalities of access to water of variable qualities, drinking water tells its own interesting story, but also reflects some of the centrally important characteristics of the state and ecomies of the different countries. From sparkling mineral water in Germany, to drinking water garages in Taiwan, from water tankers in Mexico City to street vendors in Delhi markets, comparisons are made to stretch our understanding of what we mean by 'an ecomy', quality, and property rights, of water. In addition, the study of socio-ecomics of drinking water provides a route into understanding interactions between polity, ecomy and nature. One of the major themes of the book is to analyse the 'sociogenic' nature of sustainability crises of ecomies of water in their environmental settings: epidemics, droughts, pollution, land subsidences and floods. Overall it develops an ecomic sociology, neo-Polanyian approach in a comparative and historical exploration of water for domestic consumption.
- Author BiographyMark Harvey is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Research in Economic Sociology and Innovation, University of Essex, UK.
- Author(s)Mark Harvey
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication06/10/2015
- SubjectEnvironment & Planning
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note27 black & white illustrations, 12 black & white tables, 15 black & white line drawings
- Weight430 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine23 mm
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