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Counter-infrastructure as resistance in the hydrosocial territory of the occupied Golan Heights

Dajani, Muna and Mason, Michael (2018) Counter-infrastructure as resistance in the hydrosocial territory of the occupied Golan Heights. In: Menga, Filippo and Swyngedouw, Erik, (eds.) Water, technology and the nation state. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 131-146. ISBN 978-1-138-72465-5

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Abstract

In the decades since 1967, the occupied Golan Heights has become contested hydrosocial territory. On one side, Israel, as occupying power, has transformed water infrastructure, constructing artificial lakes, dams and reservoirs to harness water for settlement agriculture. Such actions have severely restricted the agricultural practices and water management schemes of the Syrian (mainly Druze) farmers of the Golan. These farmers have responded with a counter-hegemonic water infrastructure and associated land use choices designed to bypass discriminatory restrictions on the abstraction, storage and use of water for agriculture. Using settler colonial theory and the concept of hydrosocial territories, we examine the production and effects of this counter-infrastructure for water.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: https://www.routledge.com/
Additional Information: © 2018 Taylor & Francis Group
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2018 15:05
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2019 00:30
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/87668

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