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By Stefan Helmreich
Series: The Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures
Published: 04 August 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2453-8
... Netherlands domestication environmental infrastructure coastal engineering scale models ...
Series: The Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures
Published: 04 August 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478024538-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2453-8
..., domesticated, and made into allies in sculpting resilient environmental infrastructure. The chapter introduces, in miniature, recurring themes that have to do with the historical matrices out of which wave science arrives, with folklore, record keeping, physical scale models, computer simulations, remote...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-146
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... concessions as well as infrastructure projects, such as building dams and roads. The critiques have focused on the high costs to the health and diversity of ecosystems and to the well-being and livelihoods of local communities vulnerable to pollution and displacement. For environmental movements throughout...
Published: 16 February 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059172-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5917-2
... through the data mining of Cloud infrastructure to the eventual outcome of e-waste, where a secondary form of mining occurs. In emphasizing the materiality of the digital image, the chapter pushes back against narratives that the digital is less material and, by extension, less environmentally damaging...
Published: 20 January 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7325-4
..., The Politicized Economy . That book explored the infrastructure of consumption and the rightward turn of the white working class; nonetheless its environmentalism was too sociocentric. Connolly addresses new disciplines imposed by capitalist states, the character of the capitalist axiomatic, contemporary modes...
Published: 17 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373360-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7336-0
..., the consultations and the policy centered on impacts: environmental hazards, including even threats to oil’s infrastructure. In a fashion I had not anticipated, my informants positioned the petrostate of Trinidad and Tobago as simply a victim of climate change. With these informants, my conversations sometimes...
Series: Sign, Storage, Transmission
Published: 27 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009016-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0901-6
Published: 27 October 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2724-9
... discourse analysis in this chapter examines Appendix A, the design guidelines for the WOSP, and questions the representations illustrated. Studying the WOSP provides a unique opportunity to deconstruct municipal images while illuminating how historical environmental and racialized discourses continue...
Series: Sign, Storage, Transmission
Published: 25 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376224-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7622-4
... and the 1950s. The second section details how the postwar reinvention of the coaxial cable network negotiated between existing routes of empire, emergent forces of infrastructural decentralization, and a new “club” system of cable laying. The final sections describe how fiber-optic cables were shaped...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-136
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... transportation infrastructure for national and international commerce also generated friction with local indigenous communities claiming their own territorial rights, as seen in the conflict over the Isiboro-Sécure National Park and Indigenous Territory ( tipnis ). In the following interview from La Jornada...
... and the identity and nationalist politics in which it was embroiled through its transformation from a monumental to an environmental practice that valorizes heritage landscapes as depoliticized totalities. The chapter is anchored around the practices through which a variety of stakeholders repoliticize...
Published: 12 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... development precision and uncertainty voting grassroots organizing chemical exposures environmental damage This chapter weaves together these struggles over counting, struggles that encompass repair, territory, land, subsistence, money, resources, and networks, and connects them to historic memory...
Published: 17 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373360-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7336-0
... have considered carbon emissions and means of reducing them. Instead, the consultations and the policy centered on impacts: environmental hazards, including even threats to oil’s infrastructure. In a fashion I had not anticipated, my informants positioned the petrostate of Trinidad and Tobago as simply...