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Water: Laurie Taylor explores the cultural life of a natural substance.

WATER – Laurie Taylor explores the cultural life of a natural substance. Sophie Watson, Professor of Sociology at the Open University, considers the taken for granted-ness of this vital fluid and the everyday connections it forges amongst human beings. They’re joined by Benjamin J. Pauli - Assistant Professor of Social Science at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan, whose study of the Flint water crisis describes the way in which “water warrior” activists have expanded the struggle for water justice, connecting it to a broader fight for democracy.

Producer: Jayne Egerton

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Benjamin J. Pauli  -Assistant Professor of Social Science at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan

Sophie Watson - Professor of Sociology at Open University

Further Reading

Flint Fights Back: Environmental Justice and Democracy in the Flint Water Crisis by Benjamin J. Pauli
City Water Matters: Cultures, Practices and Entanglements of Urban Water by Sophie Watson

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