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By Jessica Barnes

The waters of the Nile are primary to existence in Egypt. during this compelling ethnography, Jessica Barnes explores the typical politics of water: a politics anchored within the mundane but very important acts of blocking off, freeing, channeling, and diverting water. She examines the quotidian practices of farmers, executive engineers, and foreign donors as they have interaction with the waters of the Nile flowing into and during Egypt. Situating those neighborhood practices relating to broader strategies that have an effect on Nile waters, Barnes strikes from side to side from farmer to govt ministry, from irrigation canal to overseas water convention. by means of displaying how the waters of the Nile are continually made and remade as a source by way of humans in and out of doors Egypt, she demonstrates the variety of political dynamics, social kin, and technological interventions that needs to be included into understandings of water and its management.

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