Beautiful Floods

Environmental Knowledge and Agrarian Change in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

By Judith Ehlert

Floods are generally perceived as natural hazards. This book, in contrast, portrays the 'beautiful floods' of the Mekong Delta, which annually constitute a substantial resource for people's rural livelihoods. With a focus on floods, the book employs a 'lifeworlds' analysis to investigate dynamics of environmental and livelihood knowledge among farming and fishing communities, and it demonstrates that rapid agrarian change has both positive and negative impacts. (Series: ZEF Development Studies - Vol. 19)

256 pages

Publication Date: 4/18/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643901958