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UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft (2020)

Salt and emotions : Understanding the role of groundwater salinity in shaping bodily experiences and emotions in Lodhva, Gujarat

Koduganti Venkata, Maitreyi

Titre : Salt and emotions : Understanding the role of groundwater salinity in shaping bodily experiences and emotions in Lodhva, Gujarat

Auteur : Koduganti Venkata, Maitreyi

Université de soutenance : UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft

Grade : Master of Science (MS) 2020

Résumé partiel
The present thesis aims at understanding how groundwater salinity shapes the bodily experiences and emotional geographies of people, which in turn shape their access and usage of the resource in the coastal region of Gujarat, in Lodhva. It also delves into investigating the underlying institutions arrangement and gender relations that tend to shape bodily experiences and emotions of the people in Lodhva situated in the coastal region of Gujarat. Groundwater is being exploited heavily throughout the world for various purposes, which tends to threaten its quality and quantity. Furthermore, places that are situated along the coastline face an additional risk of salinity and saline intrusion. (Prakash, 2005). Several scholars have suggested that such contamination of groundwater tends to impact the daily struggles of people to access and use the resource. As an entry point to unpack these resource struggles, Davidson et al, (2015) underscores the importance of studying emotions to understand the behaviour and responses of people to such resource struggles. However, there are very limited studies that have inquired such emotions and underlying gender and power relations pertaining to the access and use of saline groundwater. In this thesis, empirical attention is given to understand the impacts of groundwater salinity on access and on people, by dedicating importance to bodily experiences and emotions. In order to do so, Feminist Political Ecology was embraced as a conceptual framework that allowed the study of everyday dimensions of resource inequality that are ‘produced by and productive of gender, caste and other social power relation

Sujets  : groundwater salinity gender emotional geography socio-economic aspects India

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