On the settler colonial politics of a particular region: Jessica R. Cattelino, ‘The cultural politics of water in the Everglades and beyond’, Hau: Journal of Ethnographic Theory, 5, 3, 2015, pp. 235–250
Excerpt: Since the mid-1800s, Everglades politics have been dominated by three settler imperatives: to make land agriculturally productive; to develop a permanent residential population; and, more recently, to restore the Everglades. Drainage and flood control have allowed major coastal development, cattle ranching, large-scale vegetable production, Florida citrus, and the growth of the sugarcane industry that now dominates Clewiston and surrounding areas. After a half century of efforts to restore the Everglades, it is clear to me that saving the Everglades is as much a social and cultural project as a scientific or political one.
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