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Reigning the river : urban ecologies and political transformation in Kathmandu

Author: Anne Rademacher
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2011.
Series: New ecologies for the twenty-first century.
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"A major contribution to the nascent anthropology of urban environments, Reigning the River illuminates the complexities of river restoration in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital and one of the fastest-growing cities in South Asia. In this rich ethnography, Anne Rademacher explores the ways that urban river-scape improvement involved multiple actors, each constructing their ideals of restoration through contested histories  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Rademacher, Anne.
Reigning the river.
Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011021959
(OCoLC)700406670
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Rademacher
ISBN: 9780822394525 0822394529
OCLC Number: 757829596
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 245 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Introduction: a riverscape undone --
Creating Nepal in the Kathmandu Valley --
Knowing the problem --
War, emergency, and an unsettled city --
Emergency ecology and the order of renewal --
Ecologies of invasion --
Local rivers, global reaches --
Conclusion. anticipating restoration.
Series Title: New ecologies for the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: Anne M. Rademacher ; foreword by Dianne Rocheleau.

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This ethnography of a river restoration project in Kathmandu, Nepals capital and one of the fastest-growing cities in Southeast Asia, contributes to the nascent anthropology of urban environments.  Read more...

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