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 warfare used to be now not easily a duel of superpowers. It came about not only in Washington and Moscow but in addition within the social and political arenas of geographically far-flung nations rising from colonial rule. additionally, chilly struggle tensions have been take place not just in worldwide political disputes but in addition in struggles over know-how. Technological structures and services provided a strong solution to form international locations politically, economically, socially, and culturally. Entangled Geographies explores how chilly warfare politics, imperialism, and postcolonial state development turned entangled in applied sciences and considers the legacies of these entanglements for brand new globalized international.

The essays handle 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 foreign legitimacy as a nuclear kingdom, foreign technical counsel and chilly warfare politics, the Saudi irrigation method that spurred a Shi'i uprising, and the non permanent technopolitics of emergency as practiced through Medecins sans Frontières.

The participants to Entangled Geographies supply insights from the anthropology and historical past of improvement, from diplomatic background, and from technological know-how and know-how reports. The booklet represents a different synthesis of those 3 disciplines, delivering new views at the worldwide chilly struggle.

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