America's Fight Over Water: The Environmental and Political Effects of Large-Scale Water Systems (Studies in American Popular History and Culture)

America's Fight Over Water: The Environmental and Political Effects of Large-Scale Water Systems (Studies in American Popular History and Culture)

By: Kevin Wehr (author)Paperback

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This book inquires into the relations between society and its natural environment by examining the historical discourse around several cases of state building in the American West: the construction of three high dams from 1928 to 1963.

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Kevin Wehr is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the California State University, Sacramento.

Contents

Part One: Departures 1. Introduction 2. Political and Environmental Sociology: The Mobias Strip of Society and Nature 3. Water in the American West Part Two: Investigations 4. In the Beginning There was Boulder: A Natural Menace Becomes a Natural Resource 5. Grand Coulee: 'Mightiest Thing Ever Built by Man' 6. Glen Canyon: Last of the High Dams 7. Conclusion: Toward an Arrival. Maps. References.

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/09/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780415645805
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 284
  • ID: 9780415645805
  • weight: 426
  • ISBN10: 0415645808

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