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By Mattias Borg Rasmussen

Andean Waterways explores the politics of typical source use within the Peruvian Andes within the context of weather swap and neoliberal growth. It does so via cautious ethnographic research of the structure of waterways, illustrating how water turns into entangled in quite a few political, social, and cultural issues. Set within the highland city of Recuay in Ancash, the booklet strains the ways that water impacts political and ecological kinfolk as glaciers recede. via taking a look at the shared waterways of 4 villages positioned within the foothills of Cordillera Blanca, it addresses pertinent questions pertaining to water governance and rural lives.

This case learn of water politics may be invaluable to anthropologists, source managers, environmental coverage makers, and different readers who're attracted to the results of environmental swap on rural groups.

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This is not to underestimate the devastating disruptions to the hydrological regimes as glacial retreat alters the Andean horizon but rather to emphasize the historical, sociopolitical, and environmental contingencies that pose a very complex series of challenges to life in the high Andes. This ethnographic exploration of the dialectical relationship of the politics of people and water—that is, the ways in which peasants and other actors Introduction · 21 move the water and the ways in which the water moves the peasants— begins in chapter 1 by tracking a path along the Atoq Huacanca River.

Social hierarchies may come in many guises (De la Cadena 1990, 71; Mayer 1988, 91–92). Even though ethnicity may be downplayed in some aspects of everyday life, and most certainly in public discourse, there is still an issue of inferiority that can be observed in different ways. While the people of Huanca­pampa are employed as manual workers in the municipality, it is the whiter families who hold office. And the people from the countryside do quite literally approach the municipality with their hats in their hands.

A fifth cluster of houses, Shecllapata, can hardly be termed a village anymore, as it contains only two households. With fifty-seven households (237 people), Huancapampa is the largest of the four villages and is divided into Huancapampa proper and Aconan, also known as the upper neighborhood (barrio arriba). While Huancapampa is a nucleus by the intersection of the rivers, Aconan stretches along the old road to Conchucos. The three villages located uphill have diminished in size and now hold between twelve and twenty-five households.

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