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The Resource Entangled geographies : empire and technopolitics in the global Cold War, edited by Gabrielle Hecht, (electronic resource)

Entangled geographies : empire and technopolitics in the global Cold War, edited by Gabrielle Hecht, (electronic resource)

Label
Entangled geographies : empire and technopolitics in the global Cold War
Title
Entangled geographies
Title remainder
empire and technopolitics in the global Cold War
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gabrielle Hecht
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Cold War was not simply a duel of superpowers. It took place not just in Washington and Moscow but also in the social and political arenas of geographically far-flung countries emerging from colonial rule. Moreover, Cold War tensions were manifest not only in global political disputes but also in struggles over technology. Technological systems and expertise offered a powerful way to shape countries politically, economically, socially, and culturally. Entangled Geographies explores how Cold War politics, imperialism, and postcolonial nation building became entangled in technologies and considers the legacies of those entanglements for today's globalized world. The essays address such topics as the islands and atolls taken over for military and technological purposes by the supposedly non-imperial United States, apartheid-era South Africa's efforts to achieve international legitimacy as a nuclear nation, international technical assistance and Cold War politics, the Saudi irrigation system that spurred a Shi'i rebellion, and the momentary technopolitics of emergency as practiced by Medecins sans Frontières. The contributors to Entangled Geographies offer insights from the anthropology and history of development, from diplomatic history, and from science and technology studies. The book represents a unique synthesis of these three disciplines, providing new perspectives on the global Cold War.--
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NhCcYBP
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hecht, Gabrielle
  • EBSCOhost
Series statement
  • Inside technology
  • Ebsco eBook Collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cold War
  • Decolonization
  • Geopolitics
  • Technology
  • Technology and state
Label
Entangled geographies : empire and technopolitics in the global Cold War, edited by Gabrielle Hecht, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=373292
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction / Gabrielle Hecht -- Islands : the United States as a networked empire / Ruth Oldenziel -- The uses of portablility : circulating experts in the technopolitics of Cold War and decoloniztion / Donna Mehos and Suzanne Moon -- On the fallacies of Cold War nostalgia : captialism, colonialism, and South African nuclear geographies / Gabrielle Hecht -- Rare earths : the Cold War in the annals of travancore / Itty Abraham -- Nuclear colonization? : Soviet technopolitics in the second world / Sonja D. Schmid -- The techonpolitical lineage of state planning in Hungary, 1930-1956 / Martha Lampland -- Fifty years' progess in five : Brasilia -modernization, globalism, and the geopolitics of flight / Lars Denicke -- Crude ecology : technology and the politics of dissent in Saudi Arabia / Toby C. Jones -- A plundering tiger with its deadly cubs? The USSR and China as weapons in the engineering of a 'Zimbabwean Nation, " 1945-2009 / Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga -- Cleaning up the Cold War : global humanitarianism and the infrastructure of crisis response / Peter Redfield
Control code
ybp5959138
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 337 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780262295710
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)738433349
Label
Entangled geographies : empire and technopolitics in the global Cold War, edited by Gabrielle Hecht, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=373292
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction / Gabrielle Hecht -- Islands : the United States as a networked empire / Ruth Oldenziel -- The uses of portablility : circulating experts in the technopolitics of Cold War and decoloniztion / Donna Mehos and Suzanne Moon -- On the fallacies of Cold War nostalgia : captialism, colonialism, and South African nuclear geographies / Gabrielle Hecht -- Rare earths : the Cold War in the annals of travancore / Itty Abraham -- Nuclear colonization? : Soviet technopolitics in the second world / Sonja D. Schmid -- The techonpolitical lineage of state planning in Hungary, 1930-1956 / Martha Lampland -- Fifty years' progess in five : Brasilia -modernization, globalism, and the geopolitics of flight / Lars Denicke -- Crude ecology : technology and the politics of dissent in Saudi Arabia / Toby C. Jones -- A plundering tiger with its deadly cubs? The USSR and China as weapons in the engineering of a 'Zimbabwean Nation, " 1945-2009 / Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga -- Cleaning up the Cold War : global humanitarianism and the infrastructure of crisis response / Peter Redfield
Control code
ybp5959138
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 337 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780262295710
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)738433349

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