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Reader on Water and Power in California
Published by Cassandra Press, READERs are lo-fi scanned and xeroxed compilations of theoretical, historical, and literary texts, each focused around a different theme or concern. Working in the mode of “messy dissemination” by way of piracy, bootlegging, and archival extractivism, the project brings together the work of scholars, activists, and educators as a way to place overlooked perspectives into new conversation and further the discourse around political and social activism.
California’s Murky Water Politics Edition for the occasion of Water and Power, curated by Noah Davis for the Underground Museum.
David Wyatt Race, “Catastrophe and the Shaping of California
The Politics of Water Disappearing Water
Chapter 4 Marc Reisner, "Cadillac Desert: The American Desert and its Disappearing Water
Chapter 3 The First Causes, An American Nile
Isa S. Scott , ” ‘Either you bring the water to L.A. or you bring L.A. to the water’ Politics, Perceptions and the Pursuit of History in Roman Polanski’s Chinatown"
Jared Orsi, “Flooding and Urban Ecology in Los Angeles” Prologue: “Water in Los Angeles A portrait of an Urban Ecosystem”
Blake Gumprecht, “The Los Angeles River: Its Life, Death, and Possible Rebirth”
Chapter 1 The River as It Once was