Book Launch for "Virtuous Waters: Mineral Springs, Bathing and Infrastructures in Mexico"

Event Date: 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Event Location: 

  • HSSB 6020 (McCune Conference Room)

Event Contact: 

Joanne Nowak, Blum Center Academic Coordinator (

Drawing on a case study of Mexico, Professor Casey Walsh (Anthropology, UCSB) explores the historical, social and cultural aspects of bathing and water in his most recent book - Virtuous Waters: Mineral Springs, Bathing and Infrastructures in Mexico. Come join us to discuss the launch of this new book with a panel discussion featuring John Soluri (History, Carnegie Mellon University), James Greenberg (Anthropology, University of Arizona), and the author himself to discuss the shifting understandings and efforts to control water and bathing, as well as the socio-political and material forces underlining these shifts. 
Join us in HSSB 6020 (McCune Conference Room) on Tuesday, March 12th at 6PM. Reception will follow.

RSVP for the book launch event with Joanne Nowak, Blum Center Academic Coordinator (, by March 8th. See the attached flyer for more details.

This event is co-sponsored by the Departments of Anthropology, Global Studies, Environmental Studies, the Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Energy Justice in Global Perspective, and the Blum Center for Global Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development.