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Transdisciplinarity, Human-Nature Entanglements, and Transboundary Water Systems in the Anthropocene

  • Jason M. Kelly
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Part of the Springer Water book series (SPWA)

Abstract

This essay introduces some major ideas and concepts relating to transdisciplinary approaches to Anthropocene river systems. The first section is a historical case study of George Catlin, an artist who traveled throughout the Great Plains in the 1830s. The second section uses the example of the Cochabamba Guerra del Agua in 2000 to examine human-nature entanglements in transboundary river systems.

Keywords

Deer Mouse Transdisciplinary Approach Historical Case Study Bolivian Government Riverine Environment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute and Department of History in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPIIndiana University-Purdue UniversityIndianaIndianapolis

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