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dc.contributor.authorMcClary, Cheryl Darlene
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:59:48Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:59:48Z
dc.date.issued2010-12
dc.identifier.othermcclary_cheryl_d_201012_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/mcclary_cheryl_d_201012_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/26962
dc.description.abstractMy dissertation research examines the relationship between cultural models of individuals and their participation in efforts to attain procedural justice on water policy issues in an American urban coastal community. The interplay of three theoretical perspectives and mixed research methods are used to gain an understanding of how citizens acquire knowledge about hydrologic systems and water conditions and how they synthesize and use that knowledge to effect policy changes. Ethnoecological methods are used to examine the production and reproduction of knowledge about water and the associated behavior of residents, clean water advocates, water experts, and public policy-makers in two demographically disparate cities, Daphne and Prichard, in the Mobile, Alabama metropolitan area. Discourse analysis of knowledge, attitudes, and behavior expressed as domains are used to measure patterns of agreement and variation in cultural models. The domains include household water use, acquisition of water knowledge, sociodemographic conditions, perceptions about water quality conditions, water-related issues and policies, and the events that transform an individual’s knowledge into political actions. An environmental justice theoretical perspective assumes that sociological dynamics contribute to the cultural models and restrict or enable procedural justice on policy issues. A political ecological perspective is used to examine the effects of global conditions on the local research context. Competing resource uses require a multiscalar approach due to configurations of territories and geopolitical boundaries. The theoretical perspectives overlap in many ways when applied to studying people as they engage in water policy-making in Coastal Alabama. The project objective is to make a substantive contribution to theory about the relationship between citizen knowledge systems, their attitudes, and behavior, in the contexts of environmental anthropology and environmental justice in natural resources policy issues.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectThe anthropology of water and waste
dc.subjectenvironmental anthropology
dc.subjectethnoecology
dc.subjectpolitical ecology
dc.subjectenvironmental justice
dc.subjectprocedural justice
dc.subjectlocal knowledge
dc.subjectcultural consensus analysis
dc.subjectcultural models
dc.subjectsociodemographics
dc.subjectperceptions of risk
dc.subjectthe white m
dc.titleProcedural justice?
dc.title.alternativean investigation of citizens' efforts to participate in water policy-making in Coastal Alabama
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentAnthropology
dc.description.majorAnthropology
dc.description.advisorJ. Peter Brosius
dc.description.committeeJ. Peter Brosius
dc.description.committeeTheodore L. Gragson
dc.description.committeeErvan G. Garrison


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