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Rademacher, Anne.

Reigning the river urban ecologies and political transformation in Kathmandu / [Texte imprimé] : Anne M. Rademacher ; foreword by Dianne Rocheleau. - Durham ; London : Duke University press, 2011. - 1 vol. (XVII-245 p.) : ill., cartes. ; 23 cm. - New ecologies for the twenty-first century .

Bibliogr. p. 211-235. Index.

"A major contribution to the nascent anthropology of urban environments, Reigning the River illuminates the complexities of river restoration in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital and one of the fastest-growing cities in South Asia. In this rich ethnography, Anne Rademacher explores the ways that urban river-scape improvement involved multiple actors, each constructing their ideals of restoration through contested histories and ideologies of belonging. She examines competing understandings of river restoration, particularly among bureaucrats in state and conservation-development agencies, cultural heritage activists, and advocates for the security of tens of thousands of rural-to-urban migrants settled on the exposed riverbed. Rademacher conducted research during a volatile period in Nepal's political history. As clashes between Maoist revolutionaries and the ruling government intensified, the river-scape became a site of multiple claims to a capital city that increasingly functioned as a last refuge from war-related violence. In this time of intense flux, efforts to ensure, create, or imagine ecological stability intersected with aspirations for political stability"--Back cover Introduction: a riverscape undone -- Creating Nepal in the Kathmandu Valley -- Knowing the problem -- War, emergency, and an unsettled city -- Emergency ecology and the order of renewal -- Ecologies of invasion -- Local rivers, global reaches -- Conclusion. anticipating restoration.

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Écologie urbaine--Népal--Katmandou, Vallée de (Népal).
Écologie des cours d'eau--Népal--Katmandou, Vallée de (Népal).
Urban ecology (Sociology)--Nepal--Kathmandu.
Stream ecology--Nepal--Kathmandu.

Katmandou (Népal)--Civilisation.
Katmandou (Népal)--Politique et gouvernement.
Kathmandu (Nepal)--Environmental conditions.
Kathmandu (Nepal)--Civilization.
Kathmandu (Nepal)--Politics and government.

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