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The Resource Infrastructures and social complexity : a companion, edited by Penny Harvey, Casper Bruun Jensen, Atsuro Morita

Infrastructures and social complexity : a companion, edited by Penny Harvey, Casper Bruun Jensen, Atsuro Morita

Label
Infrastructures and social complexity : a companion
Title
Infrastructures and social complexity
Title remainder
a companion
Statement of responsibility
edited by Penny Harvey, Casper Bruun Jensen, Atsuro Morita
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Contemporary forms of infrastructural development herald alternative futures through their incorporation of digital technologies, mobile capital, international politics and the promises and fears of enhanced connectivity. In tandem with increasing concerns about climate change and the anthropocene, there is further an urgency around contemporary infrastructural provision: a concern about its fragility, and an awareness that these connective, relational systems significantly shape both local and planetary futures in ways that we need to understand more clearly. 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 systems and their stasis. Covering infrastructural figures; their ontologies, epistemologies, classifications and politics, and spanning development, urban, energy, environmental and information infrastructures, the chapters explore both the promises and failures of infrastructure. Tracing the experimental histories of a wide range of infrastructures and documenting their variable outcomes, the volume offers a unique set of analytical perspectives on contemporary infrastructural complications. These studies bring a systematic empirical and analytical attention to human worlds as they intersect with more-than-human worlds, whether technological or biological
Member of
Dewey number
306.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1956-
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  • Harvey, Penelope
  • Jensen, Casper Bruun
  • Morita, Atsurō
Series statement
CRESC
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  • Infrastructure (Economics)
  • Economic development
  • Technological complexity
  • Social systems
Label
Infrastructures and social complexity : a companion, edited by Penny Harvey, Casper Bruun Jensen, Atsuro Morita
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Part 1. Development infrastructures -- part 2. Urban infrastructures -- part 3. Energy infrastructures -- part 4. Environmental infrastructures -- part 5. Infrastructural figures -- part 6. Digital infrastructures
Control code
ocn960040448
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 423 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317224358
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960040448
Label
Infrastructures and social complexity : a companion, edited by Penny Harvey, Casper Bruun Jensen, Atsuro Morita
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Part 1. Development infrastructures -- part 2. Urban infrastructures -- part 3. Energy infrastructures -- part 4. Environmental infrastructures -- part 5. Infrastructural figures -- part 6. Digital infrastructures
Control code
ocn960040448
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 423 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317224358
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960040448

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