Bookcover of Meanings and Experiences about a Reservoir and its Surroundings
Booktitle:

Meanings and Experiences about a Reservoir and its Surroundings

Implications for water management

Scholars' Press (2013-07-21 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-639-51615-9

ISBN-10:
363951615X
EAN:
9783639516159
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
An interpretative mixed methods study approach was developed to explore how catchment residents understand, experience and give meaning to a reservoir and its surroundings to assist water management. By conceptualizing a reservoir and its surroundings as a social representation, the quantitative study empirically describes catchment residents’ representations using a word association task as a consultation tool. Individual semi-structured interviews were carried out to elaborate on the results discovered in the survey and to develop an in-depth understanding of residents’ meanings and underlying experiences about the reservoir and its surroundings. Results indicate that meanings can be grouped into two broad thematic categories: personal and social. The integrative theme of ‘showcase of everyday life stories/memories’ was identified through the repeated narrative expressions of place experiences in creating enduring memories and nostalgia. The analysis should be especially useful to professionals in Environmental Management and Sociology.
Publishing house:
Scholars' Press
Website:
http://www.scholars-press.com
By (author) :
Nuno-Gonçalo Matias
Number of pages:
376
Published on:
2013-07-21
Stock:
Available
Category:
Sociology
Price:
104.90 €
Keywords:
water management, social representations, Public Consultation, social meanings, Reservoir and its surroundings, catchment residents, interpretative mixed methods research, everyday life experiences

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