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By Mattias Borg Rasmussen

Andean Waterways explores the politics of typical source use within the Peruvian Andes within the context of weather switch and neoliberal enlargement. It does so via cautious ethnographic research of the structure of waterways, illustrating how water turns into entangled in numerous political, social, and cultural issues. Set within the highland city of Recuay in Ancash, the e-book lines the ways that water impacts political and ecological kin as glaciers recede. by way of taking a look at the shared waterways of 4 villages positioned within the foothills of Cordillera Blanca, it addresses pertinent questions referring to water governance and rural lives.

This case learn of water politics should be worthwhile to anthropologists, source managers, environmental coverage makers, and different readers who're drawn to the results of environmental swap on rural groups.

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People in Recuay have been displaced and are moving out, and what was formerly a prosperous mining center has turned into a town struggling for survival as economic activities have moved elsewhere. A “popular outburst” (Matos-Mar 2004 [1984]) brought people from the countryside to the cities, and Recuay has to a large extent been taken over by the rural peasants of the area. Among my interlocutors from the upper villages, many have access to homes both in Recuay and on the slopes. The territory opposite Recuay is home to four villages: Huancapampa, Ocopampa, Poccrac, and Cantu.

As Colloredo-Mansfeld (2009) argues for Ecuador, the state is part of the ways in which people, territory, and resources—and therefore water—are organized. Thus, to the peasants, the challenge does not consist in whether or not the state is there but is rather a matter of the conditions under which the state makes it presence known. To the people of rural Recuay, dealing with the authorities entails strategies and maneuvers for confronting a state apparatus that cannot be avoided but cannot be relied upon either.

There is a productive convergence in combining a phenomenologist’s focus on place-making and endowment of meaning with a political economist’s interests in capital and global forces (Escobar 2001). Studies of Andean society often highlight the particularities of the territory. Perhaps the most dominant theory of Andean organization, that of John Murra, is precisely a discussion of the ways in which Andean populations organize themselves and the territory in relation to distinct geographic features, relating the social organization of labor to features of the landscape.

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