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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


Marketplace Chokepoints

Natasha Tusikov

in Chokepoints: Global Private Regulation on the Internet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291218
eISBN:
9780520965034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291218.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

eBay and Taobao represent a different dimension of the private transnational anti-counterfeiting regime. These marketplaces are legally operating marketplaces in which some individuals illegally sell ... More


Changing the Enforcement Paradigm

Natasha Tusikov

in Chokepoints: Global Private Regulation on the Internet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291218
eISBN:
9780520965034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291218.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter reflects upon the case studies in the three preceding chapters to examine the inter-dependencies and varying interests among corporate and state actors in the regulation of online ... 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


Molding and Resisting Appconn

Jack Linchuan Qiu

in Goodbye iSlave: A Manifesto for Digital Abolition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040627
eISBN:
9780252099069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040627.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter explains the rise of Appconn, with special attention to its pitfalls. Besides the usual factors of global capital and national policymaking, emphasis is attached to the local state in ... More


Uniquely American Symptoms: Cold War Brainwashing and American Exceptionalism

Scott Selisker

in Human Programming: Brainwashing, Automatons, and American Unfreedom

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816699872
eISBN:
9781452955285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699872.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The first chapter explores how 1940s and 1950s ideas about totalitarianism and brainwashing established a way of talking about free American selves as opposed to unfree, totalitarian others in ... More


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