Entangled Geographies: Empire and Technopolitics in the Global Cold War (Inside Technology)

Entangled Geographies: Empire and Technopolitics in the Global Cold War (Inside Technology)

Gabrielle Hecht


The chilly struggle was once now not easily a duel of superpowers. It happened not only in Washington and Moscow but in addition within the social and political arenas of geographically far-flung international locations rising from colonial rule. additionally, chilly struggle tensions have been take place not just in worldwide political disputes but additionally in struggles over know-how. Technological platforms and services provided a strong approach to form nations politically, economically, socially, and culturally. Entangled Geographies explores how chilly battle politics, imperialism, and postcolonial kingdom construction turned entangled in applied sciences and considers the legacies of these entanglements for modern-day globalized international.

The essays deal with such subject matters because the islands and atolls taken over for army and technological reasons by way of the supposedly non-imperial usa, apartheid-era South Africa's efforts to accomplish overseas legitimacy as a nuclear country, foreign technical information and chilly battle politics, the Saudi irrigation process that spurred a Shi'i uprising, and the non permanent technopolitics of emergency as practiced by means of Medecins sans Frontières.

The members to Entangled Geographies supply insights from the anthropology and heritage of improvement, from diplomatic background, and from technological know-how and know-how experiences. The booklet represents a distinct synthesis of those 3 disciplines, offering new views at the worldwide chilly conflict.

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