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Series: New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century
Published: 20 August 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376217-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7621-7
Series: Experimental Futures
Published: 30 July 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376422-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7642-2
Series: New Americanists
Published: 30 June 1994
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382645-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8264-5
Published: 05 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373971-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7397-1
Published: 13 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374367-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7436-7
Book Chapter

By Nikhil Anand
Published: 17 February 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7359-9
... scarcity rural-urban rivers dams ...
Book Chapter

By Nikhil Anand
Published: 17 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373599-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7359-9
... technology and labor but also through discourses of water scarcity that frequently appear in the city’s newspapers. I demonstrate how the loud, relentless discourses of water scarcity hide the city’s underground water resources. These discourses also unmake the lives rural residents when their waters...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 04 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375500-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7550-0
... and access problem because older persons are receiving an increasingly greater proportion of the total number of available deceased donor kidneys, which contributes to greater scarcity for younger patients in need. The ordinariness of organ transplantation at older ages links issues of scarcity and the right...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 04 May 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7550-0
... has created a fairness and access problem because older persons are receiving an increasingly greater proportion of the total number of available deceased donor kidneys, which contributes to greater scarcity for younger patients in need. The ordinariness of organ transplantation at older ages links...
Published: 30 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375111-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7511-1
... in Cape Town—described as the “encroachment of the ordinary”—referencing present—that is, post-apartheid—initiatives to address a legacy of both housing and land scarcity in view of the persistence of informal settlements. While the new South African state has gone to considerable lengths to deliver homes...
Published: 23 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375890-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7589-0
... Scarcity typified most convicts’ lives. Salaries were low; goods for sale, dear; and the ability to earn extra income legitimately, limited. The environment nourished theft and extortion that fed an underground economy in stolen goods. Contraband commerce, in alcohol in particular, brought...
Series: The Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures
Published: 23 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375524-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7552-4
... This chapter explores the ironic fact that, in the southern African societies we like to think of as liberated and postcolonial, many actively seek hierarchical and dependent relationships with well-placed others. Tracing a regional history in which social orders based on the scarcity and value...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-063
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... For Marta Colque, the past of the hacienda was associated with hard work from dawn to dusk, scarcity and poverty, and the constant lack of food. In contrast, she recalled the community of her birth, Punku Uyu (near the town of Huarina on Lake Titicaca), as a fertile, green place of communal...
Published: 25 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374633-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7463-3
... This chapter turns from the abundant bioavailability of living donors in Mexico to explore the relative bio un availability of brain dead donors, interrogating both the conditions and consequences of this scarcity of cadaveric organs in terms of an all-too-familiar politics of blame. Beneath...
Book Chapter

By Kath Weston
Series: ANIMA
Published: 01 January 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7382-7
... in a sea of utilitarian treatments of water. As attention turns to the mounting problems associated with overuse, contamination, and inequitable distribution of water, water politics often appears to involve only logics of scarcity and need. Critics often depict waterworks that seek to escape this logic...
Series: ANIMA
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373827-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7382-7
... of utilitarian treatments of water. As attention turns to the mounting problems associated with overuse, contamination, and inequitable distribution of water, water politics often appears to involve only logics of scarcity and need. Critics often depict waterworks that seek to escape this logic, including...
Published: 17 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373360-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7336-0
... in debates on asphalt more than a century ago, through the twentieth-century development of graphic representations of oil reserves, to contemporary debates on gas scarcity and on proposed, unworkable solutions to climate change. In one way or another, all of these discourses have made choices hard to see...
Published: 25 March 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7463-3
... sacrifice This chapter turns from the abundant bioavailability of living donors in Mexico to explore the relative bio un availability of brain dead donors, interrogating both the conditions and consequences of this scarcity of cadaveric organs in terms of an all-too-familiar politics of blame. Beneath...
Published: 17 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373360-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7336-0
... of oil’s inevitability. In Trinidad, this chapter traces that myth from its formation in debates on asphalt more than a century ago, through the twentieth-century development of graphic representations of oil reserves, to contemporary debates on gas scarcity and on proposed, unworkable solutions to climate...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-060
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... that encompassed elements from food to spirituality. This stands in contrast to the enormous separation and segregation between elites and indigenous communities in the present. For Marta Colque, the past of the hacienda was associated with hard work from dawn to dusk, scarcity and poverty, and the constant...