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Social Designs: Tank Irrigation Technology and Agrarian Transformation in Karnataka, South India

Published on 1 January 2003

This book is based on a central argument that tank irrigation technology is shaped as a result of power relations in a particular historical, agrarian and social context. This technology as a matter of fact institutionalises a particular pattern of resource utilisation that favours only some users, and discriminates against some others.

This book proposes that technological designs are socially shaped, and that through the means of technological designs society orders itself. By means of shaing and reproducing technology, a certain form of social organisation or social arrangement is also reproduced.

Authors

Esha Shah

Research Fellow

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published by
Orient Longman
authors
Shah, E.

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India

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