Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Social and Behavioral Sciences Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Articles 1 - 9 of 9

Full-Text Articles in Social and Behavioral Sciences

The Terrestrialization Of Amphibious Life In A Danube Delta 'Town On Water', Tanya Richardson Feb 2019

The Terrestrialization Of Amphibious Life In A Danube Delta 'Town On Water', Tanya Richardson

Anthropology Faculty Publications

Visitors to the Danube Delta town of Vylkove, known as the “Ukrainian Venice,” are often disappointed by the condition its 40 kilometers of canals, which frequently resemble over-grown ditches that are often impassible by boat. Consequently, a development organization and town administrators have begun lobbying for funding for a large-scale canal restoration project and for the town’s designation as a heritage site to help in mobilizing funds. However, these tourism-development narratives also assume that all residents can and want to practice an amphibious way of life that prevailed for centuries. Combining analytical frameworks of amphibious anthropology and recent social ...


Where The Water Sheds: Disputed Deposits At The Ends Of The Danube, Tanya Richardson Apr 2016

Where The Water Sheds: Disputed Deposits At The Ends Of The Danube, Tanya Richardson

Anthropology Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Objecting (To) Infrastructure: Ecopolitics At The Ukrainian Ends Of The Danube, Tanya Richardson Mar 2016

Objecting (To) Infrastructure: Ecopolitics At The Ukrainian Ends Of The Danube, Tanya Richardson

Anthropology Faculty Publications

In southern Ukraine, two hydraulic infrastructures continue to exist despite environmentalist campaigns that have exposed them as fragile, broken or unprofitable. The Danube-Dnister Irrigation Project (DDIS), a Soviet mega-project that diverted water from the Danube and turned the Sasyk estuary into a reservoir, receives state funding despite a 1994 ban on its use for irrigation. The Bystre Shipping Canal, built in 2004 despite domestic and international opposition, is losing money but continues to operate. These cases exemplify the material politics of infrastructuring in which infrastructure is understood as an antagonistic process of assembling networks of humans and nonhumans rather than ...


On The Limits Of Liberalism In Participatory Environmental Governance: Conflict And Conservation In Ukraine's Danube Delta, Tanya Richardson Jan 2015

On The Limits Of Liberalism In Participatory Environmental Governance: Conflict And Conservation In Ukraine's Danube Delta, Tanya Richardson

Anthropology Faculty Publications

Participatory management techniques are widely promoted in environmental and protected area governance as a means of preventing and mitigating conflict. The World Bank project that created Ukraine’s Danube Biosphere Reserve included such ‘community participation’ components. The Reserve, however, has been involved in conflicts and scandals in which rumour, denunciation and prayer have played a prominent part. The cases described in this article demonstrate that the way conflict is escalated and mitigated differs according to foundational assumptions about what ‘the political’ is and what counts as ‘politics’. The contrasting forms of politics at work in the Danube Delta help to ...


The Place(S) Of Moldovanka In The Making Of Odessa, Tanya Richardson Oct 2005

The Place(S) Of Moldovanka In The Making Of Odessa, Tanya Richardson

Anthropology Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Stuart Plattner's High Art Down Home: An Economic Ethnography Of A Local Art Market [Review], Anne Brydon Jan 2001

Stuart Plattner's High Art Down Home: An Economic Ethnography Of A Local Art Market [Review], Anne Brydon

Anthropology Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Esbjörn Rosenblad And Rakel Sigurðardóttir-Rosenblad’S Iceland: From Past To Present [Review], Anne Brydon Oct 1994

Esbjörn Rosenblad And Rakel Sigurðardóttir-Rosenblad’S Iceland: From Past To Present [Review], Anne Brydon

Anthropology Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Sigurður A. Magnússon’S The Icelanders [Review], Anne Brydon Oct 1991

Sigurður A. Magnússon’S The Icelanders [Review], Anne Brydon

Anthropology Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Returning To The Present: Icelandic Identity And The Festival, Anne Brydon Jan 1989

Returning To The Present: Icelandic Identity And The Festival, Anne Brydon

Anthropology Faculty Publications

In this paper I wish to express some general thoughts about our always uneasy relationship to the past, and the role that public festivals play in our attempts to reflect upon and represent and understanding of ourselves. The annual Islendingadagurinn provides a most interesting occasion for such a discussion, since it contains within its three days of fun and celebration an image of the West Icelandic community and its relationship to Canadian society.