Water Leisure and Culture

This text addresses how using water for relaxation intersects with ideas about class, gender, nationality and consumption. It explores the ways Europeans have turned to water for pleasure, relaxation and profit over the last 200 years.

Water  Leisure and Culture

This text addresses how using water for relaxation intersects with ideas about class, gender, nationality and consumption. It explores the ways Europeans have turned to water for pleasure, relaxation and profit over the last 200 years.

Tourism Power and Culture

Anderson, S. and Tabb, B. (eds) (2002) Water, Leisure and Culture: European Historical Perspectives. Oxford, New York: Berg. Bachelard, G. (1983) Water and Dreams: An Essay on the Imagination of Matter (E. Farrell, ...

Tourism  Power and Culture

Power and culture are inextricably bound up with tourism. The anthropological case studies in this groundbreaking book explore this relationship in Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Australia and South East Asia. Two sections deal with tourism and the power struggle for resources; and tourism and culture: presentation, promotion and the manipulation of image. A concluding chapter investigates the relationship between tourism and power.

Sport Leisure and Culture in the Postmodern City

... in eu. in rotterdam, the city has re-imaged itself from a dull industrial city to a vibrant 'Water City' with diverse cultural and sporting investments – musea, 'tropicana' sports and leisure facilities, Center parcs, imaX cinema, ...

Sport  Leisure and Culture in the Postmodern City

The widespread concept of the 'postmodern city' is frequently linked to the decline of traditional manufacturing industries and a corresponding wane of white working-class culture. In place of these appear flexible working practices, a diversified workforce, and a greater emphasis on consumption, leisure, and tourism. Illustrated by an interdisciplinary study of Leeds, a typical postmodern city, this volume examines how such cities have reinvented themselves - commercially, politically and spatially - over the past two decades. The work addresses issues like cultural policy, city-centre development, sport, leisure and identity, and explores different urban processes in relation to changing configuration of class, gender and ethnicity in the postmodern city.

Water Cultural Diversity and Global Environmental Change

As well as supporting the catchment groups in their activities and initiating its own 'water wise' educational schemes, the city council has made major moves to improve ... Water, leisure and culture: European historical perspectives.

Water  Cultural Diversity  and Global Environmental Change

Co-published with UNESCO A product of the UNESCO-IHP project on Water and Cultural Diversity, this book represents an effort to examine the complex role water plays as a force in sustaining, maintaining, and threatening the viability of culturally diverse peoples. It is argued that water is a fundamental human need, a human right, and a core sustaining element in biodiversity and cultural diversity. The core concepts utilized in this book draw upon a larger trend in sustainability science, a recognition of the synergism and analytical potential in utilizing a coupled biological and social systems analysis, as the functioning viability of nature is both sustained and threatened by humans.

Water based Tourism Sport Leisure and Recreation Experiences

Ellis, J.B. (1991). Bacterial water quality and public health risks associated with the recreational use of urban waters. Environmental Health, 99 (9), 233–236. Farmer, R.J. (1992). Surfing: motivations, values, and culture.

Water based Tourism  Sport  Leisure  and Recreation Experiences

Offers a unique insight into these growing areas of the tourism industry looking at their interaction, market profiles, advantages and their effects on the environment. Gayle Jennings, Griffith University, Australia.

Leisure cultures in urban Europe c 1700 1870

Water, Leisure and Culture: European Historical Perspectives (Oxford and New York: Berg, 2004), pp. 30–31. F.C. Wiedmann, Von Wien nach Triest, Reisehandbuch fur alle Stationenen der k.k. priv. Südbahn Wiedmann, 2 vols (Trieste: ...

Leisure cultures in urban Europe  c 1700   1870

This collection of essays examines the history of urban leisure cultures in Europe in the transition from the early modern to the modern period. The volume brings together research on a wide variety of leisure activities which are usually studied in isolation, from theatre and music culture, art exhibitions, spas and seaside resorts to sports and games, walking and cafes and restaurants. The book develops a new research agenda for the history of leisure by focusing on the complex processes of cultural transfer that were fundamental in transforming urban leisure culture from the British Isles to France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Austria and the Ottoman Empire. How did new models of organising and experiencing urban leisure pastimes 'travel' from one European region to another? Who were the main agents of cultural innovation and appropriation? How did entrepreneurs, citizens and urban authorities mediate and adapt foreign influences to local contexts? How did the increasingly 'entangled' character of European urban leisure culture impact upon the ways men and women from various classes identified with their social, cultural or (proto)national communities? Accessible and wide-ranging, this volume offers students and scholars a broad overview of the history of urban leisure culture in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe. The agenda-setting focus on transnational cultural transfer will stimulate new questions and contribute to a more integrated study of the rise of modern urban culture.

The Fabric of Space

Water, Modernity, and the Urban Imagination Matthew Gandy ... of bathing in Europe see Jill Steward, “The culture of the water cure in nineteenth-century Austria, 1800–1914,” in Anderson and Tabb, Water, leisure and culture, 23–35.

The Fabric of Space

A study of water at the intersection of landscape and infrastructure in Paris, Berlin, Lagos, Mumbai, Los Angeles, and London. Water lies at the intersection of landscape and infrastructure, crossing between visible and invisible domains of urban space, in the tanks and buckets of the global South and the vast subterranean technological networks of the global North. In this book, Matthew Gandy considers the cultural and material significance of water through the experiences of six cities: Paris, Berlin, Lagos, Mumbai, Los Angeles, and London. Tracing the evolving relationships among modernity, nature, and the urban imagination, from different vantage points and through different periods, Gandy uses water as a lens through which to observe both the ambiguities and the limits of nature as conventionally understood. Gandy begins with the Parisian sewers of the nineteenth century, captured in the photographs of Nadar, and the reconstruction of subterranean Paris. He moves on to Weimar-era Berlin and its protection of public access to lakes for swimming, the culmination of efforts to reconnect the city with nature. He considers the threat of malaria in Lagos, where changing geopolitical circumstances led to large-scale swamp drainage in the 1940s. He shows how the dysfunctional water infrastructure of Mumbai offers a vivid expression of persistent social inequality in a postcolonial city. He explores the incongruous concrete landscapes of the Los Angeles River. Finally, Gandy uses the fictional scenario of a partially submerged London as the starting point for an investigation of the actual hydrological threats facing that city.

Water

Nature and Culture Veronica Strang ... 9 Terje Tvedt and Eva Jakobsson, 'Introduction', in A History of Water, ed. ... Susan Anderson, 'The Pleasure of Taking the Waters', in Water, Leisure and Culture: European Historical Perspectives, ...

Water

As any scientist will tell you, there is no substance more vital than water. Our history is necessarily a history with water, whether we have irrigated our fields with it, cooled our machines, washed ourselves, drank it down deeply, or even worshipped it. In Water, Veronic Strang ladles through the rich history of our interaction with water, offering an accessible examination of the crucial properties that make water so unique alongside the complex story of our evolving relationship with it. As Strang shows, our attitudes about water and the things that we rely on it for have changed dramatically over time. Once a mystical source of regenerative powers, it has since played various roles as our attitudes about hygiene, health, and disease have developed; as it has become useful to our industry; as agriculture has become ever more complex; and, of course, as we have learned to make money from it. Today water—who controls it, and how—is one of the largest issues facing our society, influencing everything from the welfare of the billions of people living on earth to the vitality of its natural habitats. Balancing history, science, and environmental and cultural studies, Strang offers an important, multi-faceted view of a critical resource.

Healing with water

English spas and the water cure, 1840–1960 Jane M. Adams. (eds), (Warwick: Warwickshire Local ... Blackbourn, David, 'Fashionable spa towns in nineteenth-century Europe', in Anderson and Tabb (eds), Water, leisure and culture, 9–21.

Healing with water

Healing with water provides a medical and social history of English spas and hydropathic centres from the early nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries. It argues that demand for healing rather than leisure drove the growth of a number of inland resorts which became renowned for expertise and treatment facilities. These aspects were actively marketed to doctors and patients. It assesses the influence of these centres on broader patterns of resort development, leisure and sociability in Britain. The study explores ideas about water’s healing potential and the varied ways it was used to maintain good health and treat a variety of illnesses. Water cures were endorsed by both orthodox and unorthodox practitioners and attracted growing numbers of patients into the twentieth century. It examines how institutions and skilled workers shaped the development of specialist resorts and considers why the NHS support for spa treatment declined from the 1960s.

Saving Lakes

Water, Leisure and Culture: European Historical Perspectives, p. 256. Tanaka, N. and Weragoda, S.K. (2011). 'Wetland plant dynamics.The tropical environment', in Tanaka, N., Ng, W.J. and Jinadasa, K.B.S.N. (eds), Wetlands for Tropical ...

Saving Lakes

'Cities are not just brick and mortar; they represent the dreams, aspirations, and hopes of societies.' UN Habitat (2008) Urban lakes are part of many of the cities we live in. They are often intricately bound with the city's social fabric, valued for direct utility purposes such as drinking water provision, or for their aesthetic, historical, cultural, and religious significance. However, oftentimes in spite of their unique spatial, socio-cultural, and economic value and 'relationship' with the city, urban lakes end up as receptacles for waste, or are infilled for development. This book traces the socio-cultural and technological dimensions at play for the protection and remediation of a tropical urban lake, and how these dimensions guide the design of need-based solutions. It explores design requirements based on the need for sensitivity to religious and cultural norms, social values and aesthetic requirements. First-hand experiences of the writers in planning and executing an urban lake remediation project in a fast-growing city and a UNESCO heritage site, are drawn as practical examples. The lessons learnt can find application in other lakes of cultural significance in tropical regions.

Cold Waters

Water, leisure and culture: European historical perspectives. . Bachelard, G. (1999). Water and dreams: An essay on the imagination of matter (trans. E. R. Farrell). Dallas Institute of the Humanities and Culture.

Cold Waters

This book addresses the Arctic and the northern regions by exploring cold waters and northern seascapes. It focuses on cultural discourses and artistic representations concerning the human experience and imagination of how the Arctic Ocean has been explored and used. It aims to assess what is specific to the northern waters vis-à-vis other sea and water areas in the world. The contextual background is provided by the fundamental shift from terra-based thinking towards aqua-based thinking, including the histories of the northern waters and the innovative ocean studies of the last decades. This book will be of interest to readers in Arctic studies and Sea and Ocean studies (including those with interests in literature, history, cultural and film studies, anthropology and politics), Environmental History and Cultural studies as well as in Russian studies. The book has been assembled with a view towards upper-level undergraduate and post-graduate students and scholars and will also be appropriate for courses in the fields mentioned above. The book will be of interest to specialists working in and with Arctic environmental issues. There is a broad array of international academic networks, environmental, governance and cultural associations outside academia whose members may also find the book of interest.

Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture

Leisure Settings: Bourgeois Culture, Medicine and the Spa in Modern France. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998. Steward, Jill. “The Culture of the Water Cure in NineteenthCentury Austria.” In Water, Leisure and Culture: European ...

Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture

The Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture is the first reference work to outline the parameters of consumer culture and provide a critical, scholarly resource on consumption and consumerism.

Extreme Landscapes of Leisure

... Water, Leisure and Culture: European Historical Perspectives (oxford: Berg). appadurai, a. (1996), 'number in the colonial imagination', Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization (minneapolis: university of minnesota ...

Extreme Landscapes of Leisure

In recent years, there has been an increased engagement throughout the social sciences with the study of extreme places and practices. Dangerous games and adventure tours have shifted from being marginal, exotic or mad to being more than merely acceptable. They are now exemplary, mainstream even: there are a variety of new types, increasing numbers of people are doing them and they are being appropriated and have infiltrated more and more contexts. This book argues that hazardous sports and adventure tourism have become rather paradoxical. As a set of activities where players and holidaymakers are closer to death or danger than they would otherwise be, they are the complete opposite of normal games or vacations. Adventure sports and tours reverse the general definition of a holiday as being an escape from the seriousness of everyday life, as in most cases, they are innately serious, requiring as they do 'life or death' decision-making. Beginning with the rise in colonial explorations and moving on to consider the Dangerous Sports Club of Oxford, this book examines the increasing phenomena of adventure sports such as bungy jumping, cliff jumping or 'tomb-stoning', surfing and parkour within a framework of positive risk. It explores how certain assumptions about knowledge, agency, the body and nature are beginning to coalesce around newly developing spheres of social relations. Additionally, extreme games have become activities that are germane to the dawning of green social thought and so the book also addresses issues that deal with the intimate connections that exist between pleasure and the moral responsibility towards the environment.

Following the Water

The two men who were instrumental in tapping artesian water for Sale were Samuel Lacey, an engineer, ... 34 There are multiple articles on spa culture and bathing in CSAnderson & BH Tabb, Water, leisure and culture: European historical ...

Following the Water

Water reflects culture. This book is a detailed analysis of hydrological change in Australia’s largest inland waterway in Australia, the Gippsland Lakes in Victoria, in the first 70 years of white settlement. Following air, water is our primal need. Unlike many histories, this book looks at the entire hydrological cycle in one place, rather than focusing on one bit. Deftly weaving threads from history, hydrology and psychology into one, Following the Water explores not just what settlers did to the waterscape, but probes their motivation for doing so. By combining unlikely elements together such as swamp drainage, water proofing techniques and temperance lobbying, the book reveals a web of perceptions about how water ‘should be’. With this laid clear, we can ask how different we are from our colonial forebears.

Healing Holidays

Leisure settings: Bourgeois culture, medicine and the spa in modern France. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. Marland, Hilary, and Jane Adams. 2009. Hydropathy at home: The water cure and domestic healing in ...

Healing Holidays

This volume on medical tourism includes contributions by anthropologists and historians on a variety of health-seeking modes of travel and leisure. It brings together analyses of recent trends of "medical tourism", such as underinsured middle-class Americans traveling to India for surgery, pious Middle Eastern couples seeking assisted reproduction outside their borders, or consumers of the exotic in search of alternative healing, with analyses of the centuries-old Euro-American tradition of traveling to spas. Rather than seeing these two forms of medical travel as being disparate, the book demonstrates that, as noted in the introduction ‘what makes patients itinerant in both the old and new kind of medical travel is either a perceived shortage or constraint at ‘home’, or the sense of having reached a particular kind of therapeutic impasse, with the two often so intertwined that it is difficult to tell them apart. The constraint may stem from things as diverse as religious injunctions, legal hurdles, social approbation, or seasonal affliction; and the shortage can range from a lack of privacy, of insurance, technology, competence, or enough therapeutic resources that can address issues and conditions that patients have. If these two intertwined strands are responsible for most medical tourism, then which locales seem to have therapeutic resources are those that are either ‘natural,’ in the form of water or climate; legal, in the form of a culture that does not stigmatise patients; or technological and professional, in the form of tests, equipment, or expertise, unavailable or affordable at home; or in the form of novel therapeutic possibilities that promise to resolve irresolvable issues’. This book was originally published as a special issue of Anthropology & Medicine.

The Politics of Urban Water

Furnee, Jan H. (professor of cultural history, University of Amsterdam). Interview by the author, April 27, 2009. ———. “The Thrill of Frozen Water: Class, Gender and Ice-Skating in the Netherlands, 1600–1900.” In Water, Leisure and ...

The Politics of Urban Water

"Activists use space to advance political causes, a dynamic this book explores through stories of quotidian street life in Amsterdam. Residents there saw many changes in the late 20th and early 21st century. The rise of neoliberal governance, creative class economies, and quality-of-life boosterism brought new concerns about social justice, neighborhood character, and environmental responsibility"--

Virtuous Waters

Water, leisure and Culture: European Historical Perspectives. Oxford and new york: Berg. Antomarchi, francois Carlo. 1835. “Aguas sulfurosas y Gaseosas de xochitepec.” Revista Mexicana Periódico Científico y literario 1(1): 376–77, ...

Virtuous Waters

At free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Virtuous Waters is a pathbreaking and innovative study of bathing, drinking and other everyday engagements with a wide range of waters across five centuries in Mexico. Casey Walsh uses political ecology to bring together an analysis of shifting scientific, religious and political understandings of waters and a material history of social formations, environments, and infrastructures. The book shows that while modern concepts and infrastructures have come to dominate both the hydrosphere and the scholarly literature on water, longstanding popular understandings and engagements with these heterogeneous liquids have been reproduced as part of the same process. Attention to these dynamics can help us comprehend and confront the water crisis that is coming to a head in the twenty-first century.

Oganisation Institutionnelle de la Gestion de L eau Aux XIXe Et XXe Siecles

Other water - based activities , such as boating its various forms , now fall mainly under the purview of multi ... 7 55 " Water , Leisure and Culture " in Australia is very different from that portrayed in Anderson , Susan C. and Tabb ...

Oganisation Institutionnelle de la Gestion de L eau Aux XIXe Et XXe Siecles

Water management has become a major issue for public policies at any latitude. How and why this happened could not be assessed efficiently without developing a longitudinal and comparative analysis, such as the one in this book. Institutional arrangements for the provision and the use of water are peculiarly persistent as well as remarkably resilient: This makes them an ideal subject of an historical account. Not that history is worth writing about only when it treats immutable phenomena. On the contrary; its main purpose is to record changes and possibly explain them. But long-lasting continuity urges the scholar to venture into the remote past, since only there are to be discovered the initial causes and the deeper meanings of the institutions under scrutiny. Also, continuity makes the strength of path-dependency all the more evident and consequently underlines the weight of history.

The Routledge History Handbook of Gender and the Urban Experience

5 See, for instance, Jill Steward, 'The culture of the water cure in nineteenth-century Austria, 1800–1914,' in Water, Leisure and Culture: European Historical Perspectives, ed. Susan C. Anderson and Bruce H. Tabb (New York, NY: Berg, ...

The Routledge History Handbook of Gender and the Urban Experience

Play, thrills, danger and excitement

Consuming Germany in the Cold War

Culture. General Editor: Rudy Koshar, University of Wisconsin at Madison Leisure regimes in Europe (and North ... and the Making of Modern Culture Nick Prior Water, Leisure and Culture: European Historical Perspectives Edited by Susan ...

Consuming Germany in the Cold War

Sitting in the ruins of the Third Reich, most Germans wanted to know which of the two post-war German states would erase the material traces of their wartime suffering most quickly and most thoroughly. Consumption and the quality of everyday life quickly became important battlefields upon which the East-West conflict would be fought. This book focuses on the competing types of consumer societies that developed over time in the two Germanies and the legacy each left. Consuming Germany in the Cold War assesses why East Germany increasingly fell behind in this competition and how the failure to create a viable socialist "consumer society" in the East helped lead to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. By the 1970s, East Germans were well aware that the regime's bombastic promises that the GDR would soon overtake the West had become increasingly hollow. For most East German citizens, West German consumer society set the standards that East Germany repeatedly failed to meet.By exploring the ways in which East and West Germany have functioned as each other's "other" since 1949, this book suggests some of the possibilities for a new narrative of post-war German history. While taking into account the very different paths pursued by East and West Germany since 1949, the contributors demonstrate the importance of competition and highlight the connections between the two German successor states, as well as the ways in which these relationships changed throughout the period. By understanding the legacy that forty-plus years of rivalry established, we can gain a better understanding of the current tensions between the eastern and western regions of a united Germany.