Anthropology2_Neoliberalism

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Anthro 2 17:37 Culture and Neoliberalism: Water in the Borderlands Lecture Outline Neoliberalism Decentralization and Water The Culture of Water The Sunset of Irrigated Agriculture? Eduardo Chavez Crisis of Irrigated Agriculture 1960: o Cotton prices o Pest problems o Soil degradation 1980: o Mexican Peso devaluation o Restructuring begins 1990-2000 o Water shortages Restructuring
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Centralization > Decentralization Supply side > Demand side Privatization  Neoliberalism State intervention should be limited Markets are the best mechanism for managing society and economy Individuals and markets The Role of Culture Markets are based on culture and rationality Culture is shared, learned Neoliberal Water Management Education instead of infrastructure o Less demand, rather than more supply Water a commodity, not a human right
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This note was uploaded on 08/25/2011 for the course ANTH 2 taught by Professor Hindes during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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