Large Dams in Asia: Contested Environments between Technological Hydroscapes and Social Resistance by Marcus NüsserLarge Dams in Asia: Contested Environments between Technological Hydroscapes and Social Resistance by Marcus Nüsser

Large Dams in Asia: Contested Environments between Technological Hydroscapes and Social Resistance

EditorMarcus Nüsser

Hardcover | December 4, 2013

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This book explores the multi-dimensional asymmetries of scale, time, and directions in the large dam controversy with a regional focus on Asia, especially India and China. Whereas the concept of large-scale transformation of fluvial environments into technological hydro-scapes originated in the West, widespread construction of large dams started in the countries of the South immediately after decolonization. Construction and operation of large dams are among the most prestigious but also sensitive development issues, often accompanied by massive resistance of adversely affected people and NGOs. Based on the notion of contested politicized environments, various textual, visual, and audio materials are analyzed to identify the narratives and imaginations that shape the large dam controversy. The book contains contributions related to the projects of the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context: Shifting Asymmetries in Cultural Flows".
Title:Large Dams in Asia: Contested Environments between Technological Hydroscapes and Social ResistanceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:250 pagesPublished:December 4, 2013Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400727976

ISBN - 13:9789400727977

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Table of Contents

Large dams and dimensions of socio-hydrology in Asia: contested environments between hydro-power and resistance.- Large dams, development and the question of modernity in India.- The anti-dam movement as part of the Indian civil society.- A spatio-temporal analysis of resistance and conflict solving.- Modernity as Tradition? The transmission of the idea of large dams in China Through time.- Authoritative constructions of the environment: discourses on dams in schoolbooks and encyclopedias.- Gori Valley.- Hydropower and climate change: the revaluation of dams and their promotion through the Clean Development Mechanism.- Actor based modelling to understand the dynamics of large dam conflicts.