Barbed Wire: An Ecology of Modernity / Edition 1

Barbed Wire: An Ecology of Modernity / Edition 1

by Reviel Netz
     
 

In this original book, historian and philosopher Reviel Netz explores the development of a controlling and pain-inducing technology - barbed wire. Surveying its development from 1874 to 1954, Netz describes its use to control cattle during the colonization of the American West and to control people in Nazi concentration camps and the Russian Gulag. Physical control… See more details below

Overview

In this original book, historian and philosopher Reviel Netz explores the development of a controlling and pain-inducing technology - barbed wire. Surveying its development from 1874 to 1954, Netz describes its use to control cattle during the colonization of the American West and to control people in Nazi concentration camps and the Russian Gulag. Physical control over space was no longer symbolic after 1874.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819567192
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
11/29/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Expansion : the American west and the invention of barbed wire1
1Unpacking the Louisiana purchase2
2How to fence a cow16
3How to fence the world39
Confrontation : barbed wire on the battlefield56
1Conquest by iron60
2Crisis of the horse73
3Perfection of the obstacle90
4The obstacle triumphant105
Containment : barbed wire in the concentration camps128
1The control of nations131
2Enemy people146
3Tractors to Ukraine160
4Trains to Auschwitz194

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