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Large Dams in Asia

Un libro in lingua di Nusser Marcus (EDT) edito da Springer Verlag, 2013

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This book explores the multi-dimensional asymmetries of scale, time, and directions in the large dam controversy with a regional focus on Asia, especially India and China. Whereas the concept of large-scale transformation of fluvial environments into technological hydro-scapes originated in the West, widespread construction of large dams started in the countries of the South immediately after decolonization. Construction and operation of large dams are among the most prestigious but also sensitive development issues, often accompanied by massive resistance of adversely affected people and NGOs. Based on the notion of contested politicized environments, various textual, visual, and audio materials are analyzed to identify the narratives and imaginations that shape the large dam controversy. The book contains contributions related to the projects of the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context: Shifting Asymmetries in Cultural Flows".

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