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The Biopolitics of Water: Technology, Subjectivity and Lifestyle in eThekwini Municipality, South Africa


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Title: The Biopolitics of Water: Technology, Subjectivity and Lifestyle in eThekwini Municipality, South Africa
Authors: Hellberg, Sofie
E-mail: sofie.hellberg@globalstudies.gu.se
Issue Date: 19-Jan-2015
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: School of Global Studies, Peace and Development Research ; Institutionen för globala studier, freds- och utvecklingsforskning
Date of Defence: 2014-02-06
Disputation: Fredagen den 6 februari 2014, kl 13.14, SA 420, Annedalsseminariet, Campus Linné, Seminariegatan 1A, Göteborg.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Water, South Africa, Sustainable Development, Biopolitics, (Green) Governmentality, Hydropolitics, Technology, Narrative method, Life(style), Subjectivity
Abstract: Water issues have for a long time been of central political concern in South Africa due to the scarcity of the resource. During the apartheid era, the distribution of water was deeply intertwined with a nationalist and racist agenda. In the transition to democracy in 1994, water became an important issue, both symbolically and materially, for a redistribution of resources within the country. This thesis explores the effects of this shift in water politics in the local context of eThekwini munici... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-9259-3
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/37701
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