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Plastic Water: The Social and Material Life of Bottled Water

Gay Hawkins, Emily Potter, and Kane Race

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029414
eISBN:
9780262329521
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029414.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book investigates the rapid growth of bottled water markets over the last twenty years. Its driving question is: how did water become a market thing, no longer a common resource but a commercial ... More


Enacting Water Scarcity in Chennai

Gay Hawkins, Emily Potter, and Kane Race

in Plastic Water: The Social and Material Life of Bottled Water

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029414
eISBN:
9780262329521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029414.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter traces the interplay of water scarcity and water abundance in the development of bottled water markets in Chennai, India. This is a city without secure public water supply and with very ... More


Pulling It Together and Stretching It Beyond

Damon J. Phillips

in Shaping Jazz: Cities, Labels, and the Global Emergence of an Art Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150888
eISBN:
9781400846481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150888.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This book has shown which tunes had disproportionate long-run appeal based on social congruence, which gave a dynamic structure to jazz as a market category. In particular, it has examined the role ... More


The Only Proper Drink for Man

Andrew F. Smith

in Drinking History: Fifteen Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151177
eISBN:
9780231530996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151177.003.0014
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the history of the American bottled water industry. In the nineteenth century, the rapid expansion of American cities led to problems with municipal water supplies. By 1900, ... More


Water for the City

Robert Gottlieb and Simon Ng

in Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035910
eISBN:
9780262338868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035910.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter describes the history and current state of water supply development and the water quality issues that Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China have needed to address. It identifies the efforts ... More


Alienation and Appropriation: Fijian Water and the Pacific Romance in Fiji and New York

Martha Kaplan

in Changing Contexts, Shifting Meanings: Transformations of Cultural Traditions in Oceania

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833664
eISBN:
9780824870355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833664.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers the global market as a context for transforming yet another product: water, sourced in Fiji and consumed in faraway New York. Across the globe, Fijian water has brought ... More


Disruption

Steve Woolgar and Daniel Neyland

in Mundane Governance: Ontology and Accountability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199584741
eISBN:
9780191762994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584741.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

Chapter 9 considers ways in which relations of governance are disrupted, breached, and repaired. In particular, it looks again at water bottles and attempts to carry liquids through security, traffic ... More


Water in Cities

Goh Kim Chuan and Avijit Gupta

in The Physical Geography of Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199248025
eISBN:
9780191917530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199248025.003.0031
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

Southeast Asia, with most of its area receiving an annual rainfall of more than 2000 mm, is a region of positive water balance. It is also an area where unfulfilled demand for water is not unknown. ... More


Product Design

James Wei

in Product Engineering: Molecular Structure and Properties

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195159172
eISBN:
9780197561997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195159172.003.0017
Subject:
Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

A good design is both art and science. Creativity is needed to come up with a product concept that has either not been considered before or has been considered and abandoned. Discipline is needed ... More


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