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Beyond the Big Ditch: Politics, Ecology, and Infrastructure at the Panama Canal (Infrastructures): Ashley Carse: 9780262028110: refinery29.co.uk: Books

beyond the big ditch politics ecology and infrastructure at the panama canal infrastructures

Mobility Justice is a new way to understand the deep flows of inequality and uneven accessibility in a world in which the mobility commons have been enclosed. The best works in environmental anthropology often redirect our attention, showing us something on the landscape that we had been looking at all along but not seeing. This opening sets the stage for the analysis of the political ecology of the canal. Each passing ship drains 52 million gallons out to sea -- a volume comparable to the daily water use of half a million Panamanians. Tracing the experimental histories of a wide range of infrastructures and documenting their variable outcomes, the volume offers a unique set of analytical perspectives on contemporary infrastructural complications. Canal Zone a century ago to road construction conflicts and water hyacinth invasions in canal waters, the book illuminates the human and nonhuman actors that have come together at the margins of the famous trade route. Beyond the Big Ditch calls us to consider how infrastructures are materially embedded in place, producing environments with winners and losers.

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Beyond the Big Ditch

beyond the big ditch politics ecology and infrastructure at the panama canal infrastructures

Musser Professor of Social Ecology, Yale University; author of The Banana Tree at the Gate: A History of Marginal Peoples and Global Markets in Borneo For a century we have celebrated the Panama Canal as a discrete and complete work of heroic engineering. The Canal moves ships over an aquatic staircase of locks that demand an enormous amount of fresh water from the surrounding region. The canal moves ships over an aquatic staircase of locks that demand an enormous amount of fresh water from the surrounding region. Carse draws on a wide range of ethnographic and archival material to show the social and ecological implications of transportation across Panama. It is a call for a new understanding of the politics of movement and a demand for justice for all. Covering infrastructural figures; their ontologies, epistemologies, classifications and politics, and spanning development, urban, energy, environmental and information infrastructures, the chapters explore both the promises and failures of infrastructure. The main arguments are laid out clearly and are well-supported by the evidence marshaled.

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Canal Zone a century ago to road construction conflicts and water hyacinth invasions in canal waters, the book illuminates the human and nonhuman actors that have come together at the margins of the famous trade route. Sheller shows how power and inequality inform the governance and control of movement. Offering a rich set of empirically detailed and conceptually sophisticated studies of infrastructural systems and experiments, present and past, contributors to this volume address both the transformative potential of infrastructural systems and their stasis. In a fine example of this tradition, Ashley Carse suggests that in order to understand infrastructure like the Panama Canal, we need to turn it 'upside down' to examine its otherwise unexamined 'background work. A historical and ethnographic study of the conflict between global transportation and rural development as the two intersect at the Panama Canal.

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Beyond the Big Ditch: Politics, Ecology, and Infrastructure at the Panama Canal (Infrastructures): Ashley Carse: 9780262028110: refinery29.co.uk: Books

beyond the big ditch politics ecology and infrastructure at the panama canal infrastructures

Carse draws on a wide range of ethnographic and archival material to show the social and ecological implications of transportation across Panama. Infrastructures like the Panama Canal, Carse argues, do not simply conquer nature; they rework ecologies in ways that serve specific political and economic priorities. Interweaving histories that range from the depopulation of the U. As seems to be the fashion in cultural anthropology these days, he opens his book through the voices of others. Beyond the Big Ditch calls us to consider how infrastructures are materially embedded in place, producing environments with winners and losers.

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beyond the big ditch politics ecology and infrastructure at the panama canal infrastructures

The term would have had no meaning for the actors during the construction of the canal, and thus its use requires explicit analytic justification. By following container ships as they travel downstream along maritime routes and tracing rivers upstream across the populated watershed that feeds the canal, it explores the politics of environmental management around a waterway that links faraway ports and markets to nearby farms, forests, cities, and rural communities. And fourth, environmental conflicts result as infrastructures rework landscapes in ways that serve different purposes and people. In tandem with increasing concerns about climate change and the anthropocene, there is further an urgency around contemporary infrastructural provision: a concern about its fragility, and an awareness that these connective, relational systems significantly shape both local and planetary futures in ways that we need to understand more clearly. They channel flows of people, goods, etc. And fourth, environmental conflicts result as infrastructures rework landscapes in ways that serve different purposes and people.

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beyond the big ditch politics ecology and infrastructure at the panama canal infrastructures

The Canal moves ships over an aquatic staircase of locks that demand an enormous amount of fresh water from the surrounding region. In this context he sets out four arguments about politics, ecology, and infrastructure. Interweaving histories that range from the depopulation of the U. Ashley Carse's transdisciplinary approach is masterful, allowing the reader to see physical infrastructure in its inception, construction, maintenance, and decay, as an evolving entity and force in social, political, economic, and ecological realms. In this innovative book, Ashley Carse traces the water that flows into and out from the Panama Canal to explain how global shipping is entangled with Panama's cultural and physical landscapes.

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Beyond the Big Ditch: Politics, Ecology, and Infrastructure at the Panama Canal by Ashley Carse

beyond the big ditch politics ecology and infrastructure at the panama canal infrastructures

Musser Professor of Social Ecology, Yale University; author of The Banana Tree at the Gate: A History of Marginal Peoples and Global Markets in Borneo A historical and ethnographic study of the conflict between global transportation and rural development as the two intersect at the Panama Canal. First, infrastructure is not simply an artifact or system, but an ongoing process of relationship building. A historical and ethnographic study of the conflict between global transportation and rural development as the two intersect at the Panama Canal. The Canal moves ships over an aquatic staircase of locks that demand an enormous amount of fresh water from the surrounding region. Carse draws on a wide range of ethnographic and archival material to show the social and ecological implications of transportation across Panama. Interweaving histories that range from the depopulation of the U. This paper argues that water gradually became, over a period of more than half a century, a critical boundary object between science and governance in California.

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Beyond the Big Ditch: Politics, Ecology, and Infrastructure at the Panama Canal by Ashley Carse

beyond the big ditch politics ecology and infrastructure at the panama canal infrastructures

By following container ships as they travel downstream along maritime routes and tracing rivers upstream across the populated watershed that feeds the canal, he explores the politics of environmental management around a waterway that links faraway ports and markets to nearby farms, forests, cities, and rural communities. The Canal moves ships over an aquatic staircase of locks that demand an enormous amount of fresh water from the surrounding region. Each passing ship drains 52 million gallons out to sea -- a volume comparable to the daily water use of half a million Panamanians. In this innovative book, Ashley Carse traces the water that flows into and out from the Panama Canal to explain how global shipping is entangled with Panama's cultural and physical landscapes. Each passing ship drains 52 million gallons out to sea—a volume comparable to the daily water use of half a million Panamanians.

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