Book ID: CBB236249284

Technology and Globalisation – Networks of Experts in World History (2018)


The book itself is proof of the globalised world we live in. Transnational lives and international connectivity are, however, only globalisation’s most visible faces. Today’s world is more than a virtual multicultural cosmopolis or an immaterial information society. It is a planet wired by transoceanic fibre-optic cables, digital storage facilities and satellites. It is a world made of global commodity networks, continental infrastructures and transnational migrant workers. It is not, however, a borderless world of unconstrained and uninterrupted flows and free movements. The technology and materials that support globalisation have paradoxical consequences. The same knowledge and technologies that promote globalisation often create new barriers, gaps or borders. Moreover, the complex technological scaffolding that supports modern globalisation and de-globalisation are built, designed and installed in specific parts of the planet. And what of the social actors who put technologies in place? This book aims to locate them and bring them back into the history of the making of the global economy.

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Authors & Contributors
Pretel, David
Gil Viry
Ozden-Schilling, Thomas Charles
Polónia, Amélia
Wong, John D.
Marks, Steven G.
Technology and Culture
Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Journal of Economic History
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences
Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period
American Historical Review
Cambridge University Press
Universidade do Porto Press
York University (Canada)
University of California, Irvine
University of Chicago Press
University of California Press
Globalization; internationalization
Technology and economics
Social networks
Cross-national interaction
Information networks
Technology and industry
Philip II, King of Spain
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
20th century, late
20th century, early
21st century
Early modern
Great Britain
Hong Kong
St. Petersburg (Russia)
London (England)
Basel. Universität
Rossiiskaia Akademiia Nauk
Royal Society of London

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