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In Search of the Never-Never

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ISBN: 9781760462680 Year: Pages: 316 DOI: 10.22459/ISNN.2019 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: History --- Medicine (General)
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Mickey Dewar made a profound contribution to the history of the Northern Territory, which she performed across many genres. She produced high‑quality, memorable and multi-sensory histories, including the Cyclone Tracy exhibition at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and the reinterpretation of Fannie Bay Gaol. Informed by a great love of books, her passion for history was infectious. As well as offering three original chapters that appraise her work, this edited volume republishes her first book, In Search of the Never-Never. In Dewar’s comprehensive and incisive appraisal of the literature of the Northern Territory, she provides brilliant, often amusing insights into the ever-changing representations of a region that has featured so large in the Australian popular imagination.

Il Paesaggio: un tema transdisciplinare

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Book Series: Didaskein ISBN: 9788868870522 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 205 DOI: 10.6093/978-88-6887-052-2 Language: ita
Publisher: FedOA - Federico II University Press
Subject: Architecture
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[English]:According to the European Landscape Convention, signed in Florence on 20 October 2000, the landscape is the outcome of the relationship between local communities and their territories, as a result of the social culture that collective behaviors substantiate to build identities. Aware that everyone has an active role in shaping landscapes, the volume addresses some key aspects of the theme with a specialized but transversal approach. It is paired by the reflections of schoolteachers, who have implemented initiatives with students of Campania schools aimed at bringing them closer to their territories and to make them aware of the active role they have in its transformation. The origin of this symbiosis is the Training Project “Landscape from everyone – Landscape for everyone. Training and education for the awareness of new generations” developed and implemented by the local group of the University of Naples Federico II of the UNISCAPE (European Network of Universities for the Implementation of the European Landscape Convention) Association and the Regional School Office of Campania.[Italiano]: Secondo la Convenzione Europea del Paesaggio, firmata a Firenze il 20 Ottobre del 2000, il paesaggio è l’esito della relazione tra le comunità locali ed i loro territori, frutto della cultura sociale che i comportamenti collettivi sostanziano per costruire identità. Consapevole che ogni individuo ha, quindi, un ruolo attivo e inderogabile nel plasmare i paesaggi, il volume affronta i principali nuclei fondanti della tematica con un approccio trasversale, frutto della convergenza di saperi specialistici. A ciò si affiancano le riflessioni di docenti scolastici, che hanno implementato con i ragazzi delle scuole della Campania iniziative volte ad avvicinarli ed a renderli consapevoli del ruolo attivo che essi hanno nella trasformazione dei loro territori. L’origine di questa simbiosi è il Progetto Formativo “Paesaggio da tutti – Paesaggio per tutti. Formazione ed educazione per la consapevolezza delle nuove generazioni” sviluppato e implementato dal gruppo locale dell’Università di Napoli Federico II dell’Associazione UNISCAPE (European Network of Universities for the Implementation of the European Landscape Convention) di concerto con l’Ufficio Scolastico Regionale della Campania.

Contested Knowledges: Water Conflicts on Large Dams and Mega-Hydraulic Development

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ISBN: 9783038978107 / 9783038978114 Year: Pages: 240 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-811-4 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Environmental Sciences
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Water acquisition, storage, allocation and distribution are intensely contested in our society, whether, for instance, such issues pertain to a conflict between upstream and downstream farmers located on a small stream or to a large dam located on the border of two nations. Water conflicts are mostly studied as disputes around access to water resources or the formulation of water laws and governance rules. However, explicitly or not, water conflicts nearly always also involve disputes among different philosophical views. The contributions to this edited volume have looked at the politics of contested knowledge as manifested in the conceptualisation, design, development, implementation and governance of large dams and mega-hydraulic infrastructure projects in various parts of the world. The special issue has explored the following core questions: Which philosophies and claims on mega-hydraulic projects are encountered, and how are they shaped, validated, negotiated and contested in concrete contexts? Whose knowledge counts and whose knowledge is downplayed in water development conflict situations, and how have different epistemic communities and cultural-political identities shaped practices of design, planning and construction of dams and mega-hydraulic projects? The contributions have also scrutinised how these epistemic communities interactively shape norms, rules, beliefs and values about water problems and solutions, including notions of justice, citizenship and progress that are subsequently to become embedded in material artefacts.

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hydroelectric development --- hydropower --- dam --- indigenous peoples --- first nations --- Canada --- Site C --- British Columbia --- environmental impacts --- socio-economic impacts --- hydropower --- Mekong River Basin --- political ecology --- STS --- public knowledge controversies --- large dams --- dam safety --- hazard risk --- environmental governance --- uncertainty --- knowledge politics --- marginalization --- political ecology --- Himalayas --- India --- hydropower development --- politicized collective identity --- territory --- collective action --- agonistic unity --- vernacular statecraft --- Dzumsa --- North Sikkim --- hydrosocial territory --- knowledge encounters --- hydraulic utopia --- modernity --- commensuration --- anti-dam movement --- Málaga --- Spain --- hiding hand --- A.O. Hirschman --- irrigation --- hydraulic projects --- San Lorenzo irrigation project --- Chixoy irrigation project --- Peru --- Guatemala --- megadams --- social construction of technology --- politics of the governed --- anti-dam resistance movements --- technological design --- contested knowledge --- Ecuador --- expectations --- hydroelectric megaprojects --- socio-technical imaginaries --- Ecuador --- energy policy --- large dams --- socioenvironmental impacts --- compensation measures --- knowledge systems --- commensuration --- negotiation --- territorial control --- Bolivia --- Jacques Lacan --- psychoanalysis --- fantasy --- mega-dam --- Inga --- DR Congo --- hydropolitics --- mega-hydraulic projects --- modernist traditions --- knowledge arenas --- manufactured ignorance --- depoliticization --- UnGovernance --- dehumanizing rationality --- multi-actor multi-scalar alliances --- co-creation --- power --- n/a

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