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dc.contributor.authorBallestero, Andrea
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-06T18:43:16Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-06T18:43:16Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Ballestero, Andrea. "Capacity as Aggregation: Promises, Water and a Form of Collective Care in Northeast Brazil." The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology, 35, no. 1 (2017) Berghahn: 31-48. http://dx.doi.org/10.3167/cja.2017.350104.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/97773
dc.description.abstract As the twenty-first century gets underway, people have been experimenting with many forms of political organization. In Northeast Brazil, that experimental spirit led to the creation of the Water Pact, a process involving more than eight thousand participants through a series of public promise-making rituals in which they made pledges to care for water, attending to the specificities of their own context. The Pact gathered those promises into a multi-scalar formation that, the organizers believed, would yield the necessary resources to address the state’s water problems. The Pact would break with an unsuccessful history of infrastructural and legal reforms concerning deep-water access in the state of Ceará. This article examines how that collective was produced, what its constituent units were and how the logic of aggregation guided practices leading to its coalescence. My purpose is to re-examine the aggregate as a quantitative form of capacity that should be qualitatively reconsidered.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Berghahn
dc.rights This is an author's peer-reviewed final manuscript, as accepted by the publisher. The published article is copyrighted by The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology.
dc.title Capacity as Aggregation: Promises, Water and a Form of Collective Care in Northeast Brazil
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology
dc.subject.keywordaggregation
Brazil
collectives
future
political form
promises
water
dc.citation.volumeNumber 35
dc.citation.issueNumber 1
dc.identifier.digital Ballestero_Capacity_as_Aggregation
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.3167/cja.2017.350104
dc.type.publication post-print
dc.citation.firstpage 31
dc.citation.lastpage 48


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