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The Radiance of France - Nuclear Power and National Identity After World War Ii (Paperback, New Edition): Gabrielle Hecht The Radiance of France - Nuclear Power and National Identity After World War Ii (Paperback, New Edition)
Gabrielle Hecht
R756 Discovery Miles 7 560 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

How it happened that technological prowess and national glory (or "radiance," which also means "radiation" in French) became synonymous in France as nowhere else. In the aftermath of World War II, as France sought a distinctive role for itself in the modern, postcolonial world, the nation and its leaders enthusiastically embraced large technological projects in general and nuclear power in particular. The Radiance of France asks how it happened that technological prowess and national glory (or "radiance," which also means "radiation" in French) became synonymous in France as nowhere else. To answer this question, Gabrielle Hecht has forged an innovative combination of technology studies and cultural and political history in a book that, as Michel Callon writes in the new foreword to this edition, "not only sheds new light on the role of technology in the construction of national identities" but is also "a seminal contribution to the history of contemporary France." Proposing the concept of technopolitical regime as a way to analyze the social, political, cultural, and technological dynamics among engineering elites, unionized workers, and rural communities, Hecht shows how the history of France's first generation of nuclear reactors is also a history of the multiple meanings of nationalism, from the postwar period (and France's desire for post-Vichy redemption) to 1969 and the adoption of a "Frenchified" American design. This paperback edition of Hecht's groundbreaking book includes both Callon's foreword and an afterword by the author in which she brings the story up to date, and reflects on such recent developments as the 2007 French presidential election, the promotion of nuclear power as the solution to climate change, and France's aggressive exporting of nuclear technology.

Technologies of Power - Essays in Honor of Thomas Parke Hughes and Agatha Chipley Hughes (Paperback, New): Michael Thad Allen,... Technologies of Power - Essays in Honor of Thomas Parke Hughes and Agatha Chipley Hughes (Paperback, New)
Michael Thad Allen, Gabrielle Hecht
R928 Discovery Miles 9 280 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This collection explores how technologies become forms of power, how people embed their authority in technological systems, and how the machines and the knowledge that make up technical systems strengthen or reshape social, political, and cultural power. The authors suggest ways in which a more nuanced investigation of technology's complex history can enrich our understanding of the changing meanings of modernity. They consider the relationship among the state, expertise, and authority; the construction of national identity; changes in the structure and distribution of labor; political ideology and industrial development; and political practices during the Cold War. The essays show how insight into the technological aspects of such broad processes can help synthesize material and cultural methods of inquiry and how reframing technology's past in broader historical terms can suggest new directions for science and technology studies.The essays were written in honor of Thomas Parke Hughes and Agatha Chipley Hughes, whose spirit of inquiry they seek to continue.Contributors Janet Abbate, Michael Thad Allen, W. Bernard Carlson, Gabrielle Hecht, Erik P. Rau, Eric Schatzberg, Amy Slaton, John Staudenmaier, Edmund N. Todd, Hans Weinberger.

Modernization as Spectacle in Africa (Paperback): Peter J. Bloom, Stephan F. Miescher, Takyiwaa Manuh Modernization as Spectacle in Africa (Paperback)
Peter J. Bloom, Stephan F. Miescher, Takyiwaa Manuh; Contributions by Percy Hintzen, Andrew Apter, …
R768 R665 Discovery Miles 6 650 Save R103 (13%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

For postcolonial Africa, modernization was seen as a necessary outcome of the struggle for independence and as crucial to the success of its newly established states. Since then, the rhetoric of modernization has pervaded policy, culture, and development, lending a kind of political theatricality to nationalist framings of modernization and Africans perceptions of their place in the global economy. These 15 essays address governance, production, and social life; the role of media; and the discourse surrounding large-scale development projects, revealing modernization's deep effects on the expressive culture of Africa."

Modernization as Spectacle in Africa (Hardcover): Peter J. Bloom, Stephan F. Miescher, Takyiwaa Manuh Modernization as Spectacle in Africa (Hardcover)
Peter J. Bloom, Stephan F. Miescher, Takyiwaa Manuh; Contributions by Percy Hintzen, Andrew Apter, …
R1,855 R1,530 Discovery Miles 15 300 Save R325 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

For postcolonial Africa, modernization was seen as a necessary outcome of the struggle for independence and as crucial to the success of its newly established states. Since then, the rhetoric of modernization has pervaded policy, culture, and development, lending a kind of political theatricality to nationalist framings of modernization and Africans perceptions of their place in the global economy. These 15 essays address governance, production, and social life; the role of media; and the discourse surrounding large-scale development projects, revealing modernization's deep effects on the expressive culture of Africa."

Being Nuclear - Africans and the Global Uranium Trade (Paperback): Gabrielle Hecht Being Nuclear - Africans and the Global Uranium Trade (Paperback)
Gabrielle Hecht
R516 R428 Discovery Miles 4 280 Save R88 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

The hidden history of African uranium and what it means-for a state, an object, an industry, a workplace-to be "nuclear." Uranium from Africa has long been a major source of fuel for nuclear power and atomic weapons, including the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. In 2003, after the infamous "yellow cake from Niger," Africa suddenly became notorious as a source of uranium, a component of nuclear weapons. But did that admit Niger, or any of Africa's other uranium-producing countries, to the select society of nuclear states? Does uranium itself count as a nuclear thing? In this book, Gabrielle Hecht lucidly probes the question of what it means for something-a state, an object, an industry, a workplace-to be "nuclear." Hecht shows that questions about being nuclear-a state that she calls "nuclearity"-lie at the heart of today's global nuclear order and the relationships between "developing nations" (often former colonies) and "nuclear powers" (often former colonizers). Hecht enters African nuclear worlds, focusing on miners and the occupational hazard of radiation exposure. Could a mine be a nuclear workplace if (as in some South African mines) its radiation levels went undetected and unmeasured? With this book, Hecht is the first to put Africa in the nuclear world, and the nuclear world in Africa. By doing so, she remakes our understanding of the nuclear age.

Nuclear Culture Source Book (Paperback): Peter C.Van Wyck, Susan Schuppli Nuclear Culture Source Book (Paperback)
Peter C.Van Wyck, Susan Schuppli; Edited by Ele Carpenter; Contributions by Gabrielle Hecht, Eiko Honda, …
R673 R603 Discovery Miles 6 030 Save R70 (10%) Out of stock

The Nuclear Culture Source Book serves as an excellent resource and introduction to nuclear culture as one of the most prominent themes within contemporary art and society, exploring the diverse ways in which post-Fukushima society has influenced artistic and cultural production. The book brings together contemporary art practices investigating the nuclear anthropocene, nuclear sites and materiality, along with important questions of radiological inheritance, nuclear modernity and the philosophical concept of radiation as a hyperobject. Presenting artworks by renowned practitioners such as: Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway, Chim-Pom, Thomson & Craighead, Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson, Nina Fischer and Maroan El Sani, Dave Griffiths, Hilda Helstrom, Martin Howse, Pierre Hughye, Miyamato Katsuhiro, Yoi Kawakubo, Yves Klein, Erika Kobayashi, Cecile Massart, Eva and Franco Mattes, Uriel Orlow, Trevor Paglen, Yelena Popova, Susan Schuppli, Taryn Simon, Smudge Studio, Shimpei Takeda, Kota Takeuchi, Mika Taanila, Suzanne Treister, Mark Aerial Waller, Andy Weir, Jane and Louise Wilson, Julia + Ken Yonetani. Building on four years of research into nuclear culture by the book's editor, Ele Carpenter, The Nuclear Culture Source Book features contributions by over 60 artists. Accompanied by a series of essays by international writers including: Peter C. van Wyck, The Anthropocene's Signature; Gabrielle Hecht, Nuclearity; Tim Morton, Radiation as Hyperobject; Jahnavi Phalkey, The Atomic Gift; Noi Sawaragi, Don't Follow the Wind; Eiko Honda, Atomic Subjectivity; Susan Schuppli, Trace Evidence: A Nuclear Trilogy; Victor Gama, Searching for Augusto Zita; Nicola Triscott on James Acord; and Ele Carpenter's interviews with members of the Submarine Dismantling Project Advisory Group in the UK.Published in partnership with Bildmuseet, Sweden and Arts Catalyst, London.

Systems, Experts, and Computers - The Systems Approach in Management and Engineering, World War II and After (Paperback):... Systems, Experts, and Computers - The Systems Approach in Management and Engineering, World War II and After (Paperback)
Agatha C. Hughes, Thomas Parke. Hughes; Contributions by David A. Mindell, Erik P. Rau, Stephen B. Johnson, …
R1,070 R811 Discovery Miles 8 110 Save R259 (24%) Out of stock

This groundbreaking book charts the origins and spread of the systems movement. After World War II, a systems approach to solving complex problems and managing complex systems came into vogue among engineers, scientists, and managers, fostered in part by the diffusion of digital computing power. Enthusiasm for the approach peaked during the Johnson administration, when it was applied to everything from military command and control systems to poverty in American cities. Although its failure in the social sphere, coupled with increasing skepticism about the role of technology and "experts" in American society, led to a retrenchment, systems methods are still part of modern managerial practice. This groundbreaking book charts the origins and spread of the systems movement. It describes the major players including RAND, MITRE, Ramo-Wooldrige (later TRW), and the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis-and examines applications in a wide variety of military, government, civil, and engineering settings. The book is international in scope, describing the spread of systems thinking in France and Sweden. The story it tells helps to explain engineering thought and managerial practice during the last sixty years.

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