A world of water: rain, rivers and seas in Southeast Asian by P Boomgaard PDF

By P Boomgaard

ISBN-10: 906718294X

ISBN-13: 9789067182942

Water, in its many guises, has consistently performed a strong function in shaping Southeast Asian histories, cultures, societies, and economies. those essays symbolize a vast variety of techniques to the examine of Southeast Asia with water because the significant subject. because it was once uncovered to the ocean, the quarter was once extra obtainable to outdoor political, financial and cultural affects than many landlocked parts. quick access via sea routes additionally encouraged alternate. notwithstanding, a similar quick access made Southeast Asia liable to political regulate by means of powerful outsiders. the ocean is, furthermore, a resource of nutrients, but additionally of many risks. while, Southeast Asian societies and cultures are faced with and permeated via "water from heaven" within the type of rain, flash floods, irrigation water, water in rivers, brooks, and swaps, water-driven energy vegetation, and pumped or piped water, as well as water as a service of sewage and pollutants. eventually, the quantity offers with the position of water in class platforms, ideals, myths, affliction, and therapeutic.

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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Lucas, Anton, with Arief Djati 2000 The dog is dead so throw it in the river; Environmental politics and water pollution in Indonesia. Clayton, Victoria: Monash Asia Institute. ] Masae, Awae and J. Allister McGregor 1998 ‘Sustainability of a fishery in southern Thailand’, in: Victor T. ), Environmental challenges in South-East Asia, pp. 283-304. Richmond: Curzon. Mitchell, Michael 1998 ‘The political economy of Mekong Basin development’, in: Philip Hirsch and Carol Warren (eds), The politics of environment in Southeast Asia; Resources and resistance, pp.

800-1830. Volume 1: Integration on the mainland. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Lucas, Anton, with Arief Djati 2000 The dog is dead so throw it in the river; Environmental politics and water pollution in Indonesia. Clayton, Victoria: Monash Asia Institute. ] Masae, Awae and J. Allister McGregor 1998 ‘Sustainability of a fishery in southern Thailand’, in: Victor T. ), Environmental challenges in South-East Asia, pp. 283-304. Richmond: Curzon. Mitchell, Michael 1998 ‘The political economy of Mekong Basin development’, in: Philip Hirsch and Carol Warren (eds), The politics of environment in Southeast Asia; Resources and resistance, pp.

New Haven: Yale University Press. A. 1993 ‘Urban sanitation, health and water supply in late nineteenth and early twentieth century colonial Singapore’, South East Asia Research 1-2:14372. Part One Waterscapes Heather Sutherland Geography as destiny? The role of water in Southeast Asian history Standard historical narratives usually contain iconic images, epitomizing their central themes. In Indonesian history, one such emblematic scene is said to have occurred in the port-city of Makassar, South Sulawesi (Celebes), in the first half of the seventeenth century.

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