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In Hydraulic City Nikhil Anand explores the politics of Mumbai's water infrastructure to demonstrate how citizenship emerges through the continuous efforts to control, maintain, and manage the city's water. Through extensive ethnographic fieldwork in Mumbai's settlements, Anand found that Mumbai's water flows, not through a static collection of pipes and valves, but through a dynamic infrastructure built on the relations between residents, plumbers, politicians, engineers, and the 3,000 miles of pipe that bind them. In addition to distributing water, the public water network often reinforces social identities and the exclusion of marginalized groups, as only those actively recognized by city agencies receive legitimate water services. This form of recognition—what Anand calls "hydraulic citizenship"—is incremental, intermittent, and reversible.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface: Water Stories
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction. Water Works
  2. pp. 1-24
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  1. Interlude. A City in the Sea
  2. pp. 25-28
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  1. 1. Scare Cities
  2. pp. 29-60
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  1. Interlude. Fieldwork
  2. pp. 61-64
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  1. 2. Settlement
  2. pp. 65-94
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  1. Interlude. Renewing Water
  2. pp. 95-96
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  1. 3. Time Pé (On Time)
  2. pp. 97-126
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  1. Interlude. Flood
  2. pp. 127-130
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  1. 4. Social Work
  2. pp. 131-158
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  1. Interlude. River/Sewer
  2. pp. 159-160
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  1. 5. Leaks
  2. pp. 161-190
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  1. Interlude. Jharna (Spring)
  2. pp. 191-192
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  1. 6. Disconnection
  2. pp. 193-218
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  1. Interlude. Miracles
  2. pp. 219-222
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 223-238
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 239-264
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  1. References
  2. pp. 265-288
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 289-296
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822373599
Related ISBN
9780822362548
MARC Record
OCLC
1103699078
Pages
320
Launched on MUSE
2019-06-24
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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