Democracy S Infrastructure

Author: Antina von Schnitzler
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400882990
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This investigation of democracy from the perspective of infrastructure reframes the conventional story of South Africa’s transition, foregrounding the less visible remainders of apartheid and challenging readers to think in more material ...

Political Machines

Author: Andrew Barry
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780485006346
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At the same time, contemporary radical politics has come to raise questions about the political preoccupation with technical progress, while also developing a certain degree of technical sophistication itself.In a series of in-depth ...

Infrastructures And Social Complexity

Author: Penelope Harvey
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317224353
Size: 45.84 MB
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Offering a rich set of empirically detailed and conceptually sophisticated studies of infrastructural systems and experiments, present and past, contributors to this volume address both the transformative potential of infrastructural ...

Hydraulic City

Author: Nikhil Anand
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822373599
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In Hydraulic City Nikhil Anand explores the politics of Mumbai's water infrastructure to demonstrate how citizenship emerges through the continuous efforts to control, maintain, and manage the city's water.

Power From The North

Author: Caroline Desbiens
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774824182
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Caroline Desbiens focuses on the first phase of the James Bay hydroelectric project to explore how this culture of hydroelectricity hastened the erasure of Aboriginal homelands and the manipulation of Northern Quebec’s material landscape.

The Road

Author: Dimitris Dalakoglou
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1526109344
Size: 14.57 MB
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"This book is an ethnographic and historical study of the main Albania-Greece highway. But more than an ethnography on the road, it is an anthropology of the road.


Author: Alain Dubresson
ISBN: 9781775822158
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Trying to understand how and why one of the iconic pillars of South African state capitalism is now in distress, the authors of this book argue that the so-called electricity crisis is in fact a public monopoly crisis.

Boundary Objects And Beyond

Author: Geoffrey C. Bowker
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 026202974X
Size: 74.41 MB
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This volume collects articles by Star that set out some of her thinking on boundary objects, marginality, and infrastructure, together with essays by friends and colleagues from a range of disciplines -- from philosophy of science to ...

Rights In Rebellion

Author: Shannon Speed
Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr
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An anthropological examination of the globalized discourse of human rights and the local production of cultural identities and forms of resistance in indigenous communities of Chiapas, Mexico.

Global Africa

Author: Dorothy Hodgson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520287355
Size: 37.54 MB
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The essays in this volume will amplify those voices that offer complex and insightful explanations, strategies for solutions, and inspiration for the future."--Provided by publisher.