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Picturing the Tropics: Forging a National Territory through Photography and Film

Maite Conde

in Foundational Films: Early Cinema and Modernity in Brazil

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520290983
eISBN:
9780520964884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290983.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter maps out the concerns and aims underlying what was called the Rondon Commission (1909–1930), an expedition that involved building telegraph lines and roads connecting Brazil’s vast ... More


Introduction: Democracy’s Infrastructure, Apartheid’s Debris

Antina von Schnitzler

in Democracy's Infrastructure: Techno-Politics and Protest after Apartheid

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170770
eISBN:
9781400882991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170770.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book examines how residents' administrative links to the state emerged as a central political terrain during the antiapartheid struggle in South Africa and the ways that this terrain persists in ... More


The “Discipline of Freedom”: Neoliberalism, Translation, and Techno-Politics after the 1976 Soweto Uprising

Antina von Schnitzler

in Democracy's Infrastructure: Techno-Politics and Protest after Apartheid

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170770
eISBN:
9781400882991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170770.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the beginnings of a specifically neoliberal techno-politics in South Africa within the context of conceptual and practical responses to the 1976 Soweto Uprising. Drawing on ... More


The Making of a Techno-Political Device

Antina von Schnitzler

in Democracy's Infrastructure: Techno-Politics and Protest after Apartheid

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170770
eISBN:
9781400882991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170770.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the micro-political battle between residents tinkering with technology and engineers trying to secure it. It tackles a number of questions, such as the relationship between ... More


Performing Dignity: Human Rights and the Legal Politics of Water

Antina von Schnitzler

in Democracy's Infrastructure: Techno-Politics and Protest after Apartheid

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170770
eISBN:
9781400882991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170770.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how the fight against Operation Gcin'amanzi and the prepaid meter led five Phiri residents from Phiri to sue Johannesburg Water and the City of Johannesburg by invoking their ... More


The Jaffa Powerhouse

Ronen Shamir

in Current Flow: The Electrification of Palestine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804787062
eISBN:
9780804788687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787062.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter traces material and human links that enabled the construction of the first electric power-station of Palestine in Jaffa. While the original British concession stipulated the construction ... More


From State to Market

Ronen Shamir

in Current Flow: The Electrification of Palestine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804787062
eISBN:
9780804788687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787062.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter considers the relationship between the expanding grid and state-run projects and installations. It traces the role of commercial firms, government officials, politicians and engineers in ... More


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