Related Literature

Andrews, K and Caren, N. (2010). Making the news: movement organizations, media attention, and the public agenda. American Sociological Review, 75(6), 841-866.

Barlow, M. (2013). Blue future: protecting water for people and the planet forever. Toronto, ON: House of Anansi Press.

Case, R. (pending). Social Work and the Moral Economy of Water: Community-Based Water Activism and its Implications for Eco-social Work. Critical Social Work.

Case, R and Caragata, L. (2009). The emergence of a new social movement: Social networks and collective Action on water issues in Guelph, Ontario. Journal of  Community Development Society, 40(3), 247-261.

Hensby, A, Sibthorpe, J and Driver, S. (2011). Resisting the ‘protest business’: Bureaucracy, postbureaucracy and active membership in social movement organizations. Organization 19(6): 809–823.

Jaffee, D and and Newman, S.  (2013). A Bottle Half Empty: Bottled Water, Commodification, and Contestation. Organization and Environment, 26(3), 318-335.

Jaffee, D and and Newman, S.  (2013). A More Perfect Commodity: Bottled Water, Global Accumulation, and Local Contestation.  Rural Sociology,  78(1), 1-28.

Morris, T. and Brandes, OM. (2013). The State of the Water Movement in British Columbia: A Waterscape Scan & Needs Assessment of B.C. Watershed-Based Groups. Report prepared for the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia and the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance. Available at:

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