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How water makes us human : engagements with the materiality of water

Author: Luci Attala
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2019.
Series: Materialities in anthropology and archaeology
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book provides a novel cross-disciplinary approach to water, demonstrating the role water plays in shaping human lives. It uses anthropological information about water in Kenya, Wales and Spain  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luci Attala
ISBN: 9781786834119 1786834111
OCLC Number: 1099310837
Description: 1 volume ; 22 cm
Contents: AcknowledgementsPrefacePart One Chapter 1: IntroductionThe direction and purpose: New MaterialitiesMateriality/Material Culture/ New MaterialitiesWhy water?People: bodies and waterAgencyChapter 2: Water Behaviours: A Brief Ethnography of WaterWhat is water?First light, then waterBeing liquid: physics, classifications, breaking the law and transformationHow can one know water? Liquid behavioursThe importance of movement: molecular sociologySolvents and solutionsBut how does water move? Circles, cycles and snakesThe earth and the airWater: the shape of life and when water is humanChapter 3: Resource or Source: How to Approach Water in the Time of Climate ChangePart TwoChapter 4: Introduction to Part TwoChapter 5: The Giriama in Kenya: Living with DroughtWater practices: rain, roofs, rivers and water basinsHeadcarrying: water shaping gendered bodiesGiriama conceptions of waterFu ha mwenga: fluidity and identityWatery identitiesIdentity solutions: blending place, power and waterMaKaya: home from homeGiriama waters and authenticity: understanding the materiality of waterChapter 6: Lanjaron, Spain Slow water: glaciers, ice and snow The Moorish influence: hydrologers Invisible waters Not all waters are equal Mineral water: healing and destruction Change: festivities and water The ritualChapter 7: Welsh Water: The Resourcefulness of Water Establishing Welsh water: then and now The language of waterDiscourses of delugeWater relationships, powers and control Memories of floods and floodingWater and memory: remember TrywerynYma o hyd (Still here)Chapter 8: Concluding RemarksReferencesIndex
Series Title: Materialities in anthropology and archaeology
Responsibility: Luci Attala.


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