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People at the well : kinds, usages and meanings of water in a global perspective

Author: Hans Peter Hahn; Karlheinz Cless; Jens Soentgen
Publisher: Frankfurt : Campus Verlag, 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Water is never just H₂O. It is always more. It has its own ways of world-making and is much more than just a substance or a commodity. Water is also a focal point of religious meanings and inspires cultural practices. The book shows the different forms, the wide range and the impressive diversity of people's dealings with water in different cultures. It presents case studies from various parts of the world, staging  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Folklore Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Peter Hahn; Karlheinz Cless; Jens Soentgen
ISBN: 9783593396101 3593396106
OCLC Number: 872114131
Notes: International conference proceedings, September 2010, Goethe University, Frankfurt
Description: 316 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction / Karlheinz Cless and Hans Peter Hahn --
Water as substance and meaning: Anthropological perspectives / Hans Peter Hahn --
Virtual water and water footprints: Global supply and production chains and their impacts on freshwater resources / Simon Meissner --
What is water? Some philosophical considerations / Klaus Ruthenberg --
An essay on dew / Jens Soentgen --
People at the well: Experiences around water / Karlheinz Cless --
Water magic / Richard Wilk --
Consumption and production: Changing perceptions of water in northern Ghana / Wolfram Laube --
Neglecting the opportunity? Productive water uses for small income generation / Irit Eguavoen --
Water makes the difference: The case of South India / Bettina Weiz --
Making connections: Accessing water in Mumbai's settlements / Nikhil Anand --
Water in Amazonia / Klaus Hilbert --
Water management by divine benevolence along the River Nile: Artificial water reservoirs as pastoral meeting places in the Meroitic Sudan (ca. 350 B.C. to 350 A.D.) / Petra Weschenfelder --
Water beliefs and changing times in Nigeria / Emmanuel M. Akpabio --
Guarded by the devil: The fear of pollution from wells among the Iraqw of northern Tanzania / Anne-Christina Achterberg-Boness
Responsibility: Hans Peter Hahn, Karlheinz Cless, Jens Soentgen (eds.)

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Investigates habits, practices, and meanings of water through case studies from around the world. With its wide range and diversity, this volume explores water practices in different cultures and  Read more...

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