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The Resource Technology and Globalisation : Networks of Experts in World History, David Pretel, Lino Camprubi, editors

Technology and Globalisation : Networks of Experts in World History, David Pretel, Lino Camprubi, editors

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Technology and Globalisation : Networks of Experts in World History
Title
Technology and Globalisation
Title remainder
Networks of Experts in World History
Statement of responsibility
David Pretel, Lino Camprubi, editors
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Language
eng
Summary
This book examines the role of experts and expertise in the dynamics of globalisation since the mid-nineteenth century. It shows how engineers, scientists and other experts have acted as globalising agents, providing many of the materials and institutional means for world economic and technical integration. Focusing on the study of international connections, Technology and Globalisation illustrates how expert practices have shaped the political economies of interacting countries, entire regions and the world economy. This title brings together a range of approaches and topics across different regions, transcending nationally-bounded historical narratives. Each chapter deals with a particular topic that places expert networks at the centre of the history of globalisation. The contributors concentrate on central themes including intellectual property rights, technology transfer, tropical science, energy production, large technological projects, technical standards and colonial infrastructures. Many also consider methodological, theoretical and conceptual issues. David Pretel is Research Fellow at the Centre for Historical Studies, Colmex, The College of Mexico, Mexico. He specialises in the global history of technology, international economic history and the intellectual history of capitalism, with an ever-increasing interest in Latin American history. Lino Camprubí is Research Fellow at the Center for the History of Science, UAB Barcelona, Spain. He has been a research scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Germany, and a visiting lecturer at University of Chicago, USA
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Dewey number
609
Index
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Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Pretel, David
  • Camprubí, Lino
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Palgrave studies in economic history
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  • Technology
  • Evolutionary economics
  • Industrial organization
  • Economic history
  • Economic policy
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Technology and Globalisation : Networks of Experts in World History, David Pretel, Lino Camprubi, editors
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Contents
  • Intro; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Editors and Contributors; List of Figures; List of Tables; 1: Technological Encounters: Locating Experts in the History of Globalisation; Globalisation(s) and the World Economy; Expert Networks, Global Technologies; Technology and Globalisation: Four Connections; Networks of Experts in World History; 2: The Historical Roots of Modern Bridges: China's Engineers as Global Actors; 'Engineering' in China; The Past in the Present; Cultures and Bridges; Water, Politics and the Engineer Hero Yu; Tensions, Compressions and Torsion: Political Arches
  • Conclusion3: Indigenous Resistance and the Technological Imperative: From Chemistry in Birmingham to Camphor Wars in Formosa, 1860s-1914; Introduction; Connectivities in a New Globalism; Bustling Proximities: Out of Birmingham; Expert Networks and Technology Capture; Indigenous Resistance. Camphor Wars in Formosa, 1860s-1914; Technology and the Window of Destruction; Conclusions; 4: Global Engineers: Professional Trajectories of the Graduates of the École des Arts et Manufactures (1830s-1920s); École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures: A Global Engineering School
  • Students from Spain and Latin AmericaStudents Born in the Ottoman Empire; Conclusions; 5: Re-Designing Africa: Railways and Globalization in the Era of the New Imperialism; Crafting New Anthropogenic Landscapes in Africa: Colonial Infrastructure and Territorial Management1; Portuguese Survival Manual in Africa: Building Railways to Secure the Colonies; In the Field: Building the Railways in Angola and in Mozambique17; Engineers, Colonial Expertise, and Professional Empowerment; "Portugal Is Not a Small Country": Building Portuguese Landscapes in Africa; Heroism and Criticism; Conclusion
  • 6: The Global Rise of Patent Expertise During the Late Nineteenth CenturyIntroduction; A Global Profession; International Expert Networks; Agents of Corporate Globalisation; Conclusion; 7: Networks of American Experts in the Caribbean: The Harvard Botanic Station in Cuba (1898-1930); Introduction; Negotiating US Tropical Research on a Cuban Sugar Plantation; Networks of US Experts in Cuba: Diseases, Knowledge and Seedlings; Conclusion: Networks in Tropical Botany and Agricultural Research in Cuba; 8: Breaking Global Standards: The Anti-­metric Crusade of American Engineers; Introduction
  • Engineers and the Establishment of Metrological Standards in the United StatesBattling for Pan-American Uniformity; Final Comments; Archival References; 9: Statistics as Service to Democracy: Experimental Design and the Dutiful American Scientist; Introduction; Wallace's Statistical Gospel; Statistical Academics; The Dutiful Miss Cox; Experiments in Democracy; Global New Deal; Statistical Frontiers; Centralization and Collectivity: Global Flows of Statistical Capacity; The Production of Statistical Selves; Conclusion
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9783319754505
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(OCoLC)1040592712
Label
Technology and Globalisation : Networks of Experts in World History, David Pretel, Lino Camprubi, editors
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Intro; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Editors and Contributors; List of Figures; List of Tables; 1: Technological Encounters: Locating Experts in the History of Globalisation; Globalisation(s) and the World Economy; Expert Networks, Global Technologies; Technology and Globalisation: Four Connections; Networks of Experts in World History; 2: The Historical Roots of Modern Bridges: China's Engineers as Global Actors; 'Engineering' in China; The Past in the Present; Cultures and Bridges; Water, Politics and the Engineer Hero Yu; Tensions, Compressions and Torsion: Political Arches
  • Conclusion3: Indigenous Resistance and the Technological Imperative: From Chemistry in Birmingham to Camphor Wars in Formosa, 1860s-1914; Introduction; Connectivities in a New Globalism; Bustling Proximities: Out of Birmingham; Expert Networks and Technology Capture; Indigenous Resistance. Camphor Wars in Formosa, 1860s-1914; Technology and the Window of Destruction; Conclusions; 4: Global Engineers: Professional Trajectories of the Graduates of the École des Arts et Manufactures (1830s-1920s); École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures: A Global Engineering School
  • Students from Spain and Latin AmericaStudents Born in the Ottoman Empire; Conclusions; 5: Re-Designing Africa: Railways and Globalization in the Era of the New Imperialism; Crafting New Anthropogenic Landscapes in Africa: Colonial Infrastructure and Territorial Management1; Portuguese Survival Manual in Africa: Building Railways to Secure the Colonies; In the Field: Building the Railways in Angola and in Mozambique17; Engineers, Colonial Expertise, and Professional Empowerment; "Portugal Is Not a Small Country": Building Portuguese Landscapes in Africa; Heroism and Criticism; Conclusion
  • 6: The Global Rise of Patent Expertise During the Late Nineteenth CenturyIntroduction; A Global Profession; International Expert Networks; Agents of Corporate Globalisation; Conclusion; 7: Networks of American Experts in the Caribbean: The Harvard Botanic Station in Cuba (1898-1930); Introduction; Negotiating US Tropical Research on a Cuban Sugar Plantation; Networks of US Experts in Cuba: Diseases, Knowledge and Seedlings; Conclusion: Networks in Tropical Botany and Agricultural Research in Cuba; 8: Breaking Global Standards: The Anti-­metric Crusade of American Engineers; Introduction
  • Engineers and the Establishment of Metrological Standards in the United StatesBattling for Pan-American Uniformity; Final Comments; Archival References; 9: Statistics as Service to Democracy: Experimental Design and the Dutiful American Scientist; Introduction; Wallace's Statistical Gospel; Statistical Academics; The Dutiful Miss Cox; Experiments in Democracy; Global New Deal; Statistical Frontiers; Centralization and Collectivity: Global Flows of Statistical Capacity; The Production of Statistical Selves; Conclusion
Control code
on1040592712
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 394 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319754505
Level of compression
unknown
Note
SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1040592712

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