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

Christopher Sneddon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284316
eISBN:
9780226284453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284453.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The construction of tens of thousands of large dams across the planet’s surface brought about one of the largest biophysical transformations of the twentieth century and has irrevocably altered ... More


Large Dams, Technopolitics, and Development

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/9780226284453.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Large dams, brought into being through a combination of technological prowess, engineering expertise and political-economic calculation, have radically altered humanity’s relationship with planetary ... More


Conclusion: Large Dams and Other Things

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/9780226284453.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The concluding chapter summarizes the previous chapters’ main arguments and examines the possibility of developing a more deliberative and participatory approach to large dams as a development tool, ... More


Introduction

Gabrielle Hecht

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/9780262515788.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In international history, the Cold War has led to the formulation of the modernization theory and development projects. However, these development projects tend to focus on time and places of ... More


Rare Earths: The Cold War in the Annals of Travancore

Itty Abraham

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/9780262515788.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter traces the changes in the political economy with respect to “rare earths,” which are mineral-laden compounds that are hard to find. The discovery of one such “rare earth”—monazite, a ... More


Nuclear Colonization?: Soviet Technopolitics in the Second World

Sonja D. Schmid

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/9780262515788.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter introduces the Soviet technopolitics of the transfer of nuclear technology and expertise to countries in Eastern Europe during the Cold War. Although the Soviet Union claimed that ... More


Fifty Years’ Progress in Five: Brasilia—Modernization, Globalism, and the Geopolitics of Flight

Lars Denicke

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/9780262515788.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter illustrates how the construction of Brasilia, the new capital of Brazil, marks two pivotal concepts of the Cold War technopolitics of development: Modernization and globalism. Brasilia, ... More


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