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Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures

October 14, 2015
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall

UCLA's Jessica Cattelino will present The Cultural Politics of Water In the Everglades and Beyond.

“Getting the Water Right” is the motto of Everglades restoration, which is among the world’s largest and costliest ecosystem restoration projects. In Florida and globally, getting the water right is as much a social and cultural project as it is scientific or political. Cattelino builds from ethnographic research in the Everglades to examine the cultural politics of water, or the ways that human communities incorporate water into their expectations of one another’s actions and attributes. Examining how Everglades residents—including Seminole and non-Seminole farmers and ranchers, water managers, and environmentalists—value water, she asks us to consider the distinctive forms that nature takes in settler colonial societies like the United States.

Information about the Lewis Henry Morgan lectures, sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, can be found on their website.

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