BOOK LAUNCH River Dialogues by Georgina Drew


Date: Friday 18th August 2017

Time: 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Venue: Napier G25, University of Adelaide

Light refreshments will be provided.

RSVP by Tuesday 15th August to

About the book

River Dialogues ethnographically follows the work of women and men involved in social movements to contest hydroelectric development on the Ganges (A.K.A. the Ganga) in India’s northwestern Himalayas. The book examines the complexity of the cultural politics that succeeded in cancelling three dam projects as well as the social discontent that arose with the declaration of a conservation zone where the projects were situated. Taking this pendulum swing into consideration, the book argues for the use of a political ecology analysis incorporating the everyday gendered connections and religious concerns that animate development and conservation controversies.

About the author

Georgina Drew is a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology and Development Studies. She holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and is a 2016-2019 DECRA Fellow for a project on the cultural politics of urban rainwater harvesting in South Asia. She specialises in environmental anthropology with key interests in gender, religion, water, sustainable development, and climate change.

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