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Author Walsh, Casey, author Author.

Title Virtuous waters : mineral springs, bathing, and infrastructure in Mexico / Casey Walsh.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, 2018.


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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Waters / Cultures -- Bathing and domination in the early modern Atlantic world -- Policing waters and baths in eighteenth century Mexico City -- Enlightenment science of mineral springs -- Groundwater and hydraulic opulence in the late nineteenth century -- Chemistry, biology and the heterogeneity of modern waters -- Dispossession and bottling after the revolution -- Spa tourism in twentieth century Mexico -- Virtuous waters in the twenty first century.
Summary "Virtuous Waters is the first study of mineral waters and bathing in Mexico. It traces the evolving ideas about these waters, from European contact to the present, in order to shed new light on human-environment relations in the modern world. Our relation to water is among the most urgent of global issues, as increasing scarcity and pollution threaten food shortages, deteriorating public health, and the collapse of aquatic ecosystems. Drawing on ideas from political ecology, the author brings together an analysis of the shifts in the concept of water and a material history of environments, infrastructures, and bathing. The book analyzes a range of issues concerning complex "water cultures" that have formed around Mexican groundwaters over time and suggests that this understanding might also help us comprehend and confront the water crisis that is coming to a head in the twenty-first century"--Provided by publisher
Note Print version record.
Language English.
Subject Mineral waters -- Mexico -- Mexico City.
Baths -- Mexico -- Mexico City -- History.
Groundwater -- Mexico -- Mexico City.
Water -- Mexico -- Mexico City -- History.
Water resources development -- Mexico -- Mexico City -- 21st century.
Water-supply -- Mexico -- Mexico City -- 21st century.
Eaux minérales -- Mexique -- Mexico.
Bains -- Mexique -- Mexico -- Histoire.
Eau souterraine -- Mexique -- Mexico.
Eau -- Mexique -- Mexico -- Histoire.
Ressources en eau -- Exploitation -- Mexique -- Mexico -- 21e siècle.
Eau -- Approvisionnement -- Mexique -- Mexico -- 21e siècle.
Environmentalist thought and ideology.
Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning.
Regional and national history.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General.
Water-supply. (OCoLC)fst01172350
Water resources development. (OCoLC)fst01171955
Water. (OCoLC)fst01171139
Mineral waters. (OCoLC)fst01022381
Groundwater. (OCoLC)fst00948209
Baths. (OCoLC)fst00828732
Mexico -- Mexico City. (OCoLC)fst01206137
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Walsh, Casey. Virtuous waters. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018] 0520291735 9780520291737 (DLC) 2017094976 (OCoLC)1013524757
ISBN 0520291735 (electronic bk.)
9780520965393 (electronic bk.)
9780520291737 (electronic bk.)
0520965396 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.1525/luminos.48 doi
AU@ 000066315468

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