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Waterscapes in transition: changing uses and perceptions of water in middle class homes in Kolkata, India

Juran, Luke; Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala


This article uses practice theory to examine changes in middle class water tenure in Kolkata, India, at the household level from the 1960s to present. Surveys (n = 34) and focus group discussions (n = 4) reveal that the Kolkata urban middle class have transformed not only how they engage water, but their perceptions of water itself. Over the study period, households have: (1) shifted their sources of water; (2) introduced new end uses for water; (3) adopted new water-related technologies; and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Water History
DOI: 10.1007/s12685-017-0202-5


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