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Conclusion: The Nurture of Entrepreneurial Life

Silvia M. Lindtner

in Prototype Nation: China and the Contested Promise of Innovation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691207674
eISBN:
9780691204956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691207674.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter reviews the labor and sites that have long challenged the inevitability of technological progress and its violence. The socialist pitch and the production of hopeful ... More


Prototype Nation: China and the Contested Promise of Innovation

Silvia M. Lindtner

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691207674
eISBN:
9780691204956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691207674.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

How did China's mass manufacturing and “copycat” production become transformed, in the global tech imagination, from something holding the nation back to one of its key assets? This book offers a ... More


Seeing Like a Peer: Happiness Labor and the Microworld of Innovation

Silvia M. Lindtner

in Prototype Nation: China and the Contested Promise of Innovation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691207674
eISBN:
9780691204956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691207674.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter builds directly on the previous chapter and shows that entrepreneurial life required nurturing and maintenance. Specifically, it examines the exploitation of “happiness labor,” the work ... More


Fractionated Lives: Refineries and the Ecology of Entrepreneurial Life

Matthew T. Huber

in Lifeblood: Oil, Freedom, and the Forces of Capital

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677849
eISBN:
9781452947402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677849.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter explores the fundamental sociotechnical and ecological role of refineries in fragmenting working class power within the realm of social reproduction. This realm focuses on reproduction ... More


Refined Politics: Petroleum Products, Neoliberalism, and the Ecology of Entrepreneurial Life

Matthew T. Huber

in Oil Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689682
eISBN:
9781452949314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689682.003.0012
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter examines an enduring promotional construct of oil-based existence—“entrepreneurial life”—that propelled the neoliberal refashioning of American social life, institutional politics, and ... More


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