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Anthropogenic rivers : the production of uncertainty in Lao hydropower

Author: Jerome Whitington
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University, 2018. ©2018
Series: Expertise (Ithaca, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This ethnography of the forms of reason, power, and knowledge of Lao hydropower development investigates how industry actors formulate an ontology of nature primarily through recourse to American management philosophy"--
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Whitington, Jerome, 1974-
Anthropogenic rivers.
Ithaca : Cornell University, 2018
(DLC) 2018035347
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerome Whitington
ISBN: 9781501730900 1501730908 9781501730917 1501730916
OCLC Number: 1045640443
Description: xvi, 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the production of uncertainty --
Interlude : on the postcolony (engineering) --
Hydropower's circle of influence --
Interlude : what is a dam? --
Vulnerable at every joint --
Interlude : intimacy (vetting) --
Performance-based management --
Interlude : the method of uncertainty --
The ethics of document engineering --
Interlude : interview notes (lightly edited) --
Anthropogenic rivers --
Conclusion : figuring the anthropogenic.
Series Title: Expertise (Ithaca, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Jerome Whitington.

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In the 2000s, Laos was treated as a model country for the efficacy of privatized, "sustainable" hydropower projects as viable options for World Bank-led development. By viewing hydropower as a  Read more...

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