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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

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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 ...