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Speed Metal, Slow Tropics, Cold War: Alcoa in the Caribbean

Mimi Sheller

in Cultures in Motion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159096
eISBN:
9781400849895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159096.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the production and marketing of aluminum as a carrier of uneven global modernities, thus highlighting the ways in which mobility and immobilization were simultaneously created ... More


Space Age Tropics

Mimi Tropics

in Surveying the American Tropics: A Literary Geography from New York to Rio

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318900
eISBN:
9781846319983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318900.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Mimi Sheller's essay reminds readers that underlying the cultural geographies of the American Tropics there is a physical geography of mining and resource extraction which has aluminium at its very ... More


Cruising Cultures: Post-War Tourism and the Circulation of Caribbean Musical Performances, Recordings, and Representations

Mimi Sheller

in Sun, Sea, and Sound: Music and Tourism in the Circum-Caribbean

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199988853
eISBN:
9780199378739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988853.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines how the Alcoa Steamship Company promoted its Caribbean cruises from 1948 to 1958 with advertising that involved the representation of Caribbean popular cultures of music and ... More


The Great Patent Grab

Jonathan M. Barnett

in The Battle over Patents: History and Politics of Innovation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780197576151
eISBN:
9780197576199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197576151.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

From the late 1930s through the 1970s, the US innovation economy operated under a weak patent regime. This patent-skeptical climate was best illustrated by antitrust enforcement actions resulting in ... More


The Fall and Rise of Extraterritoriality

Kal Raustiala

in Does the Constitution Follow the Flag?: The Evolution of Territoriality in American Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195304596
eISBN:
9780197562413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195304596.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Social and Political Geography

The opening decades of the twentieth century were a period of great change in international politics. The First World War led not only to a reallocation of territorial possessions—the empires of ... More


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