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The Role of “Early Factories” in Japanese Industrialization

Johzen Takeuchi

in The Role of Tradition in Japan's Industrialization: Another Path to Industrialization

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198292746
eISBN:
9780191603891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292740.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter deals with the manufacturing industry for Western products that emerged after the opening of the treaty ports. These goods include brushes, buttons, matches, knitted goods, soaps, and ... More


Gestell

Claudio Ciborra

in The Labyrinths of Information: Challenging the Wisdom of Systems

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199275267
eISBN:
9780191714399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275267.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

Since the second half of the 1990s, IBM has led the way in formulating and deploying an extensive new fabric of processes and tools which allows them to operate efficiently as a truly global company. ... More


Introduction

John O. McGinnis

in Accelerating Democracy: Transforming Governance Through Technology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151021
eISBN:
9781400845453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151021.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This introductory chapter analyzes the central political problem of our time, namely how to adapt democracy to the acceleration of the information age. Modern technology creates a supply of new tools ... More


Introduction: Situating Heidegger and the Philosophy of Technology

John D. Caputo

in Heidegger's Technologies: Postphenomenological Perspectives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823233762
eISBN:
9780823235261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823233762.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter locates the place of Martin Heidegger among the great philosophers and discusses his relations with his intellectual surroundings. Heidegger is widely hailed as ... More


The Motor-Bike

Paul E. Willis

in Profane Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163697
eISBN:
9781400865147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163697.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter assesses how the motor-bike both reflected and generated many of the central meanings of the bike culture. It is one of the main elements of the culture's stylistic make-up. In a general ... More


Hosting the Otherness of the Other: The Case of the Green Revolution

Gustavo Esteva

in Decolonizing Knowledge: From Development to Dialogue

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288848
eISBN:
9780191684654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288848.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter attempts attempts a radical pluralist approach in analyzing the marginalization experienced by the several different knowledge systems that were utilized during the Green Revolution. The ... More


Postmodern Allegory: The Global Economy and New Technologies

Gina Marchetti

in Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's Infernal Affairs - The Trilogy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098015
eISBN:
9789882206601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098015.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

All the indicators of modern “progress” in Infernal Affairs point in a downward direction. Liberation from colonialism, the promise of modern technology, and the potential pleasures of global ... More


The Politics of Participation: From Athens to E-Democracy

Matt Qvortrup

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076589
eISBN:
9781781701560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076589.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

We live in an age of democracy. Very few people challenge the virtues of ‘government by the people’, yet, politicians and commentators are fond of decrying the ‘crisis of democracy’. How do these ... More


The Modern Whaling Trade, 1904-1963

Gordon Jackson

in The British Whaling Trade

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780973007398
eISBN:
9781786944658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973007398.003.0201
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This section of the journal provides a detailed history of the modern whaling industry, between 1904 and 1963. New techniques, new equipment, and new ships led to the complete overhaul of the ... More


Everyday Technology and the Modern State

David Arnold

in Everyday Technology: Machines and the Making of India's Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922027
eISBN:
9780226922034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922034.003.0065
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

From about 1900 onward, India's colonial state was evolving rapidly into a modern state, and one of the ways in which this modernity was expressed was through modern technology and the exercise of ... More


India’s Technological Imaginary

David Arnold

in Everyday Technology: Machines and the Making of India's Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922027
eISBN:
9780226922034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922034.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the technological imaginings present in Rokeya Hossain's “Sultana's Dream” and Mohandas Gandhi's Hind Swaraj (Indian Home Rule). The two works shared a common concern for ... More


“Straight Talk, and Quick Talk”: Conversation as a Politic in Modern Suffrage Fiction

Mary Chapman

in Making Noise, Making News: Suffrage Print Culture and U.S. Modernism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199988297
eISBN:
9780199368600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988297.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter traces the trope of conversation as collective voice in modern suffrage fiction. It examines how dialogue, both thematic and formal, works to enhance the public sphere, using as a case ... More


American Visionary

Donald G. Godfrey

in C. Francis Jenkins, Pioneer of Film and Television

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038280
eISBN:
9780252096150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038280.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses C. Francis Jenkins' life and work, calling him a visionary for his breakthrough inventions in film and television. In a world of dramatic change in motion pictures and ... More


Two in one

Ann Oakley

in Fracture: Adventures of a broken body

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349378
eISBN:
9781447302360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349378.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

There are three human conditions which challenge the one brain/identity-one body philosophical tradition of Western thought: conjoined twins, pregnancy, and breastfeeding. It's rare for conjoined ... More


Introduction

Anthony B. Dickinson and Chesley W. Sanger

in Norwegian Whaling in Newfoundland: The Aquaforte Station and the Ellefsen Family, 1902-1908

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780973007305
eISBN:
9781786944740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973007305.003.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter introduces the Aquaforte station within the wider context of both Newfoundland and global whaling. It also examines the shift from traditional to modern whaling technologies. It also ... More


Radicalism and Spectacle: New Women Modernize the Suffrage Movement

Susan Goodier and Karen Pastorello

in Women Will Vote: Winning Suffrage in New York State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501705557
eISBN:
9781501713200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705557.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter recounts how, following a period of deliberate self-assessment and revision between 1908 and 1910, a new generation of woman suffrage activists revitalized their cause, demonstrating the ... More


The Autobiographical Self in Time and Culture

Qi Wang

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199737833
eISBN:
9780199345014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737833.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book traces the developmental, social, cultural, and historical origins of the autobiographical self—the self that is made of memories of the personal past and of the family and the community. ... More


The Nineteenth-Century Roots of Globalization: Some Technological Considerations

Adrian Jarvis

in Global Markets: The Internationalization of the Sea Transport Industries since 1850

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128848
eISBN:
9781786944801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128848.003.0010
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter examines the significance of technological developments within the shipping industry, and how they enabled the internationalisation of the industry. Topics covered include refrigerated ... More


Killing Them Safely: Extreme Asymmetry and Its Discontents

Uwe Steinhoff

in Killing by Remote Control: The Ethics of an Unmanned Military

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199926121
eISBN:
9780199345656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926121.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This essay argues that there is no special ethical problem with the use of automated weapons systems, or “killer robots,” in war. However, it also argues that there is a general problem with ... More


Negotiating Technological Change

James Reveley

in Registering Interest: Waterfront Labour Relations in New Zealand, 1953 to 2000

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780973007350
eISBN:
9781786944696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973007350.003.0005
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter details the introduction of containerism to the shipping industry and the tremendous effect of rapid technological change that it brought about within the industry and the running of ... More


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