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Building a “World-Wide Fraternity”: The Bureau, China, and John Savage

Christopher Sneddon

in Concrete Revolution: Large Dams, Cold War Geopolitics, and the US Bureau of Reclamation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284316
eISBN:
9780226284453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284453.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Beginning in the 1930s, the Bureau of Reclamation received increasing requests from abroad for technical assistance, and a great deal of this support became focused on the activities of a small group ... More


Consuming Biotechnology: Genetically Modified Rice in China

Nancy N. Chen

in Dreamscapes of Modernity: Sociotechnical Imaginaries and the Fabrication of Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226276496
eISBN:
9780226276663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226276663.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter focuses on China's sociotechnical imaginaries with respect to genetically modified rice, which has become the new locus of forging sovereignty in the face of disparity and projected ... More


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

in Entangled Geographies: Empire and Technopolitics in the Global Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262515788
eISBN:
9780262295710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262515788.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter deals with the rivalry between the USSR and China, and their exploitation of the third world countries in that context. It is believed that without the Cold War, Asia, Africa, and Latin ... More


Mobile Networks: Migrant Workers in Southern China

Pui-lam Law and Yinni Peng

in Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262113120
eISBN:
9780262276818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262113120.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter focuses on the importance of mobile networks for migrant workers in Southern China, empowering them to have to a social life, and providing them the opportunity to maintain contact with ... More


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