Pipe politics, contested waters : embedded infrastructures of millennial Mumbai

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Björkman, Lisa, 1977- (Author)
Language:English
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Physical Description:xi, 281 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Awards:Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-276) and index.
Published: Durham : Duke University Press, 2015.
ISBN:9780822359500 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0822359502 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780822359692 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0822359693 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780822375210 (e-book)
0822375214 (e-book)
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: embedded infrastructures
  • "We got stuck in between" : unmapping the distribution network
  • "The slum and building industry" : marketizing urban development
  • "You can't stop development" : hydraulic shambles
  • "It was like that from the beginning" : becoming a slum
  • "No hydraulics are possible" : brokering water knowledge
  • "Good doesn't mean you're honest" : corruption
  • "If water comes it's because of politics" : power, authority, and hydraulic spectacle
  • Conclusion: pipe politics
  • Appendix: Department of Hydraulic Engineering.