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Published: 01 January 1996
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9891-2
Published: 01 January 1994
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7954-6
Series: Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
Published: 19 February 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377191-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7719-1
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By Erin McElroy
Published: 02 February 2024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5921-9
... fascism anticommunism Romania hacking computing ...
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By Bruce O'Neill
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373278-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7327-8
... The introduction historicizes the entanglement of both deepening poverty and a widely felt sense of boredom in postcommunist Romania. In the communist era, homelessness did not exist as an official social category as state guarantees assured a baseline subsistence. It was only after the fall...
Published: 02 February 2024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5921-9
...Techno Frictions and Fantasies Chapter 4 looks at how Silicon Valley imperialism builds on Cold War imaginaries while disavowing its own technofascist past. It explores the role of IBM in powering Romania’s presocialist genocidal project while also looking at the company’s postsocialist...
Published: 02 February 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059219-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5921-9
... Chapter 4 looks at how Silicon Valley imperialism builds on Cold War imaginaries while disavowing its own technofascist past. It explores the role of IBM in powering Romania’s presocialist genocidal project while also looking at the company’s postsocialist incursion aimed at capitalizing...
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373278-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7327-8
... Chapter 1 examines the forms of space-time expansion that are endemic to globalization. The chapter contextualizes the diminishing economic activity of low-skilled workers in Romania by contrasting the idleness of communist-era breadlines with the boredom of homelessness and unemployment...
Book Chapter

By Bruce O'Neill
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373278-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7327-8
... This chapter brings the intersection of precarity, aging, and affect into view by examining the prevalence of pensioners using homeless services. The chapter shows how reforms designed to integrate Romania into the global economy negatively impacted the value of government pensions, which...
Published: 02 February 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059219-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5921-9
... Chapter 5 explores socialist and postsocialist technoculture in Romania, focusing on both retrospective and speculative accounts of what transpired and what could have transpired beyond the purview of the state, capitalist transition, and the Siliconized present. Against a backdrop...
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By Erin McElroy
Published: 02 February 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059219-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5921-9
... While traversing landscapes of tech-induced gentrification in Cluj, Romania, Silicon Valley Imperialism begins by illustrating convergent processes of Siliconization, property reprivatization, and racial banishment. It also investigates technological predation by Western companies that seek...