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Title A world of water : rain, rivers and seas in Southeast Asian histories / edited by Peter Boomgaard.

Imprint Leiden : KITLV Press, 2007.


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Description 1 online resource (viii, 368 pages) : illustrations, maps
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde ; 240
Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde ; 240.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface, In a state of flux : water as a deadly and a life-giving force in Southeast Asia / Peter Boombaard -- Geography as destiny? : the role of water in Southeast Asian history / Heather Sutherland -- Of gods and monsters : indigenous sea cosmologies, promiscuous geographies and the depths of local sovereignty / Sandra Pannell -- Toothy tale : a short history of shark fisheries and trade in shark products in twentieth-century Indonesia / Manon Osseweijer -- Tale of two centuries : the globalization of maritime raiding and piracy in Southeast Asia at the end of the eighteenth and twentieth centuries / James F. Warren -- Storms of history : water, hazard and society in the Philippines, 1565-1930 / Greg Bankoff -- Communal irrigation : a comparative perspective / Robert C. Hunt -- Geographical explanations for the distribution of irrigation institutions : cases from Southeast Asia / Willem Wolters -- Water and rice in early Java and Bali / Jan Wisseman Christie -- Contestation over a life-giving force : water rights and conflicts, with special reference to Indonesia / Franz von Benda-Beckmann -- Role of waterborne diseases in Malaysia / Foong Kin -- Privatizing water : the Jakarta concession and the limits of contract / Okke Braadbaart -- Politics of environmental and water pollution in East Java / Anton Lucas and Arief W. Djati.
Summary "Water, in its many guises, has always played a powerful role in shaping Southeast Asian histories, cultures, societies and economies. This volume, the rewritten results of an international workshop, with participants from eight countries, contains thirteen essays, representing a broad range of approaches to the study of Southeast Asia with water as the central theme. As it was exposed to the sea, the region was more accessible to outside political, economic and cultural influences than many landlocked areas. Easy access through sea routes also stimulated trade from an early age. However, the same easy access made Southeast Asia vulnerable to political control by strong outsiders. The sea is, moreover, a source of food, but also of many hazards. At the same time, Southeast Asian societies and cultures are confronted with and permeated by 'water from heaven' in the form of rain, flash floods, irrigation water, water in rivers, brooks and swaps, water-driven power plants, and pumped or piped water, in addition to water as a carrier of sewage and pollution. Finally, the volume deals with the role of water in classification systems, beliefs, myths, illness and healing"--Publisher's description.
Language English.
Note Print version record.
Subject Ecohydrology -- Southeast Asia -- History.
Water -- Social aspects -- Southeast Asia.
Water in agriculture -- Southeast Asia.
Water -- Pollution -- Southeast Asia.
Écohydrologie -- Asie du Sud-Est -- Histoire.
Eau -- Aspect social -- Asie du Sud-Est.
Eau en agriculture -- Asie du Sud-Est.
Eau -- Pollution -- Asie du Sud-Est.
Society and social sciences.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Environmental -- Water Supply.
Ecohydrology. (OCoLC)fst00901439
Water in agriculture. (OCoLC)fst01171754
Water -- Pollution. (OCoLC)fst01171279
Water -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01171504
Southeast Asia. (OCoLC)fst01240499
Indexed Term Water
Water irrigation systems
Water supply
Water pollution
Southeast Asia
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Boomgaard, P., 1946-2017, editor, author.
Added Title Rain, rivers and seas in Southeast Asian histories
Other Form: Print version: World of water. Leiden : KITLV Press, 2007 906718294X (DLC) 2008365083 (OCoLC)122286540
ISBN 9789004254015 (electronic bk.)
9004254013 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000051542713
DEBBG BV044084909
DEBSZ 449512746
NZ1 14935502

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