Water Politics in Northern Nevada

Author: Leah J. Wilds
ISBN: 9780874179514
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"This book is a political history of conflict over water resources in northwestern Nevada and an analysis of regional approaches to resolving those conflicts. The waters discussed are conveyed by the Truckee, Carson, and Walker river systems. The use, allocation, and ownership of these waters have long been the subject of legislation and litigation. The first edition of Water Politics in Northern Nevada, published in 2010, dealt with water policy and legislation concerning the Truckee and Carson River water systems. This revised edition brings the reader up-to-date on the implementation of the 2008 Truckee River Operating Agreement, including ongoing efforts to preserve and enhance Pyramid Lake. The second edition now also includes a discussion of the Walker River Basin, following a major project undertaken to address concerns about the health and viability of Walker Lake. The approaches taken to save these two desert treasures are offered as models for resolving similar water resources conflicts in the West"--

Las Vegas

Author: Eugene P. Moehring
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9780874176155
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It also offers fresh insight into the process of city building in the American West, where urban needs and aspirations must contend with water scarcity, isolation, erratic economies, highly diverse populations, and the rocky relationship between the need for civic order and the Western spirit of independence."--BOOK JACKET.

Desert Wife

Author: Hilda Faunce
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803268531
Format: PDF
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The wife of an Indian trader tells of her life in the Four Corners country where Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado touch.

Jews in Nevada

Author: John P. Marschall
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9780874177374
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The book is the first comprehensive documented study of Jews in Nevada from 1850 to the present. It details their involvement in the development and fostering of the state’s earliest settlements and its social and political institutions. Among the themes are: antisemitism, Jewish participation in civil rights initiatives, and the explosive growth of Jewry in the Las Vegas metropolitan area along with the development of an expanding Jewish cultural infrastructure. It includes victimized peddlers and modern millionaires, heroines and exploiters, underworld figures and philanthropists, as well as the religiously observant and secular.

Uncovering Nevada s Past

Author: John Bevis Reid
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9780874175677
Format: PDF
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A collection of more than fifty major documents and visual images that define Nevada's colorful and complex development.

Global Diasporas

Author: Robin Cohen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134077947
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In a perceptive and arresting analysis, Robin Cohen introduces his distinctive approach to the study of the world’s diasporas. This book investigates the changing meanings of the concept and the contemporary diasporic condition, including case studies of Jewish, Armenian, African, Chinese, British, Indian, Lebanese and Caribbean people. The first edition of this book had a major impact on diaspora studies and was the foundational text in an emerging research and teaching field. This second edition extends and clarifies Robin Cohen’s argument, addresses some critiques and outlines new perspectives for the study of diasporas. It has also been made more student-friendly with illustrations, guided readings and suggested essay questions.

The Silver State

Author: James W. Hulse
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9780874175929
Format: PDF
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Nevada has changed dramatically over the past quarter century, and in this third edition of The Silver State, renowned historian James W. Hulse recounts the major events - historical, political, and social - that have shaped our state. Hulse's cohesive and readable approach offers students and general readers an accessible account of Nevada's colorful history. The new edition highlights the social and political changes that have occurred since the original publication of The Silver State in 1991. and educational system; expanding roles of women; recent developments in state politics, including the 2003 legislative session; the influence of Nevada's growing ethnic population and increasingly divergent demographic groups; and the impact of federal policies, including President George W. Bush's 2002 decision to authorize the opening of a nuclear-waste repository at Yucca Mountain. In addition, all the recommended-reading lists have been updated. The Silver State explores many dimensions of the Nevada experience and its peoples - from the prehistoric Anasazi Indians to the creators of extravagant casinos on the Las Vegas Strip; from duststained Comstock miners to the state's contemporary and very cosmopolitan Sunbelt population. heritage and eventful history of Nevada, the Silver State.

Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West

Author: Gordon Morris Bakken
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412905508
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The Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West provides much more than ethnic groups crossing the plains, landing at ports, or crossing borders; this two-volume work makes the history of the American West an important part of the American experience. Through sweeping entries, focused biographies, community histories, economic enterprise analysis, and demographic studies, this Encyclopedia presents the tapestry of the West and its population during various periods of migration. The two volumes examine the settling of the West and include coverage of movements of American Indians, African Americans, and the often-forgotten role of women in the West's development.

Cultural Tourism and Identity

Author: Keyan Tomaselli
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004234187
Format: PDF, ePub
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Studies of cultural tourism and indigenous identity are fraught with questions concerning exploitation, entitlement, ownership and authenticity. Unease with the idea of leveraging a group identity for commercial gain is ever-present. This anthology articulates some of these debates from a multitude of standpoints. It assimilates the perspectives of members of indigenous communities, non-governmental organizations, tourism practitioners and academic researchers who participated in an action research project that aims to link research to development outcomes.

What Do Science Technology and Innovation Mean from Africa

Author: Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262342332
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In the STI literature, Africa has often been regarded as a recipient of science, technology, and innovation rather than a maker of them. In this book, scholars from a range of disciplines show that STI in Africa is not merely the product of "technology transfer" from elsewhere but the working of African knowledge. Their contributions focus on African ways of looking, meaning-making, and creating. The chapter authors see Africans as intellectual agents whose perspectives constitute authoritative knowledge and whose strategic deployment of both endogenous and inbound things represents an African-centered notion of STI. "Things do not (always) mean the same from everywhere," observes Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga, the volume's editor. Western, colonialist definitions of STI are not universalizable. The contributors discuss topics that include the trivialization of indigenous knowledge under colonialism; the creative labor of chimurenga, the transformation of everyday surroundings into military infrastructure; the role of enslaved Africans in America as innovators and synthesizers; the African ethos of "fixing"; the constitutive appropriation that makes mobile technologies African; and an African innovation strategy that builds on domestic capacities. The contributions describe an Africa that is creative, technological, and scientific, showing that African STI is the latest iteration of a long process of accumulative, multicultural knowledge production. ContributorsGeri Augusto, Shadreck Chirikure, Chux Daniels, Ron Eglash, Ellen Foster, Garrick E. Louis, D. A. Masolo, Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga, Neda Nazemi, Toluwalogo Odumosu, Katrien Pype, Scott Remer