Wiring Prometheus: History, Globalisation and Technology

Wiring Prometheus: History, Globalisation and Technology

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788772889474
Publisher: Aarhus University Press
Publication date: 10/28/2003
Series: None
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Globalisation, History and Technology: An Introduction7
Technology and Social Relations: From Patronage to Networks21
Historical Precedents of Global Markets35
Technology and Textiles Globalisation57
Production and Culture in the Global Cycle Industry77
Global History and the Present Time103
Taking on the World: Bell, Edison and the Diffusion of the Telephone in the 1870s127
Towards a Global Telephone Network: Technological Advances in Long-Distance Telephony149
A Passing Technology: The Automated Teller Machine175
The Globalisation of Transport? Computerised Reservation Systems at American Airlines and French Railways193
"Boardwalks across the Tar": Software Engineering and the Problems of Safety and Security217
Audio Cassette Culture and Globalisation235
Contributors251
Index253

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