The Gift of Water

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Sebastian Zug

Bourdieusian capital exchange and moral entitlements in a neighbourhood of Khartoum

ISBN 978-3-643-90452-2
Band-Nr. 11
Jahr 2014
Seiten 336
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Forum Politische Geographie

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Pierre Bourdieu conceptualizes the social as an economy.
With an empirical example of free water transfers between
`water rich‘ and `water poor‘ neighbours, this book
demonstrates the relevance of moral considerations in
habitualized everyday practice. Using Luc Boltanski’s work
on Justifications, the analysis introduces economic
imperfection into Bourdieu’s `perfect‘ Economy of Symbolic
Goods. By presenting a Political Ecology of the neighbourly
waterscape from the perspective of water consumers, this
book is a scientific plea for a holistic analysis of water
beyond the scale of policy making.

Sebastian Zug received for his study the „Faculty of
sciences award for the best thesis of the year in
theoretical sciences““, 2013 of the University of Fribourg,