By Gabrielle Hecht
The chilly battle was once no longer easily a duel of superpowers. It came about not only in Washington and Moscow but additionally within the social and political arenas of geographically far-flung nations rising from colonial rule. furthermore, chilly battle tensions have been appear not just in international political disputes but additionally in struggles over expertise. Technological platforms and services provided a strong method to form international locations politically, economically, socially, and culturally. Entangled Geographiesexplores how chilly battle politics, imperialism, and postcolonial state development grew to become entangled in applied sciences and considers the legacies of these entanglements for today's globalized global. The essays tackle such themes because the islands and atolls taken over for army and technological reasons through the supposedly non-imperial usa, apartheid-era South Africa's efforts to accomplish overseas legitimacy as a nuclear country, overseas technical advice and chilly struggle politics, the Saudi irrigation process that spurred a Shi'i uprising, and the non permanent technopolitics of emergency as practiced through Medecins sans Frontières. The participants to Entangled Geographies provide insights from the anthropology and heritage of improvement, from diplomatic background, and from technology and know-how reviews. The e-book represents a distinct synthesis of those 3 disciplines, offering new views at the international chilly struggle.
Read Online or Download Entangled Geographies: Empire and Technopolitics in the Global Cold War (Inside Technology) PDF
Similar social science books
Societies live to tell the tale of their atmosphere and compete with one another reckoning on the know-how they increase. fiscal, army and political strength are at once concerning the to be had know-how, whereas entry to know-how is vital to the future health of our societies on the person, group and nationwide point.
The Robotics Divide analyzes how robotics will form our societies within the twenty-first century; a time while commercial and repair robotics, fairly for army and aerospace reasons, turns into a vital expertise. The e-book, written through specialists within the box, makes a speciality of the most technological tendencies within the box of robotics, and the influence that robotics could have on diversified features of social lifestyles. via doing so, the authors target to open the “black box” of a know-how which, like all different, is designed, applied and evaluated in response to the industrial and cultural styles of a sophisticated society, in addition to its family of strength.
The Robotics Divide explores destiny advancements in robotics expertise and discusses the version of technological improvement and the implementation of robotics during this aggressive marketplace economic climate. Then the authors research to what volume it's attainable to figure out the attribute good points of the robot divide, specifically in what methods the robot divide differs from the electronic divide, and the way a version to combine this expertise might be constructed with no reproducing styles of inequality and gear that experience characterised the arrival of earlier applied sciences.
These concerns - inequality, robotics and gear - are of outrage to robotics and complicated automation engineers, social scientists, economists and technological know-how coverage specialists alike.
Secrets and techniques, mystères, dramaturgies, rites, mythologies, dingueries d’un village gaulois légendaire et sa très étrange population.
À propos d’Édouard Launet
Journaliste, écrivain et scientifique, Edouard Launet est l’auteur entre autres du Petit Livre des gros egos (PUF, mai 2013).
Conventional Europe had excessive degrees of violence and of alcohol intake, either larger than they're in sleek Western societies, the place stories exhibit a hyperlink among violence and alcohol. A. Lynn Martin makes an attempt to figure out if this hyperlink may also clarify the violence and disease of conventional Europe, from approximately 1300 to 1700, through the use of an anthropological method of research ingesting, consuming institutions, violence, and ailment, and evaluating the wine-producing south with the beer-drinking north and Catholic France and Italy with Protestant England.
Inequality is not only concerning the dimension of our wallets. it's a socio-cultural order which, for many folks, reduces our functions to operate as people, our overall healthiness, our dignity, our feel of self, in addition to our assets to behave and perform the area. This e-book exhibits that inequality is actually a killing box, with thousands of individuals demise untimely deaths due to it.
- Archaeology and Folklore
- Against Absolute Goodness (Oxford Moral Theory)
- The Life of Carter G. Woodson. Father of African-American History
- How Civilizations Die
- Ideas and Politics in Social Science Research
- From Here to Infinity: A Vision for the Future of Science
Additional info for Entangled Geographies: Empire and Technopolitics in the Global Cold War (Inside Technology)
Also mapped were the strategically important territories fading from the grasp of America’s reliable allies: British Diego Garcia, St. Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha; Bermuda; French Seychelles; and Australian Christmas Island (now Kiritimati). Touted as a truly global system, the project in fact represented a Cold War geography. 3 Artist’s impression of the US Triangulation Satellite Program suggesting the project covered the earth’s surface in mathematically perfect triangles, 1968. Source: NOAA Geodesy Collection.
Erasing Space, Filling Technology The legal and geopolitical mobilization of islands into the American orbit took a specific technological shape that would dominate the postwar era: emptying out space by filling the islands with technologically intense systems that obscured the political imprints of the United States. A closer look at three territories demonstrates how the island chains physically anchored the technological systems that wired the US into a networked empire. In the Azores, in Kwajalein, and in Diego Garcia, the US displaced local peoples, supplanting their presence with layers of technological systems—nodes in a global network of power.
Cited in Hanlon 1998: 201. 51. Enloe 2000, chapter 4; Moon 1997. Johnson 2004: 6–7. 52. com. 53. K. Island ‘used by US for rendition,’” The Observer, March 2, 2008. 54. Pilger 2004a,b; Winchester 2001; Edis 1993; Vine 2009, chapters 6 and 7. On Diego Garcia’s strategic position, see Walker 1991: 41; Doyon 1991. 55. US Department of Commerce 1966: 37–44. gov; Schmid 1974; 40 Oldenziel Reilly et al. 1973; Satellite triangulation in the Coast and Geodetic Survey, Technical Bulletin 24 (Government Printing Office, 1965); Berkers et al.