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The Resource The promise of infrastructure, edited by Nikhil Anand, Akhil Gupta, and Hannah Appel, (electronic book)

The promise of infrastructure, edited by Nikhil Anand, Akhil Gupta, and Hannah Appel, (electronic book)

Label
The promise of infrastructure
Title
The promise of infrastructure
Statement of responsibility
edited by Nikhil Anand, Akhil Gupta, and Hannah Appel
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From U.S.-Mexico border walls to Flint's poisoned pipes, there is a new urgency to the politics of infrastructure. Roads, electricity lines, water pipes, and oil installations promise to distribute the resources necessary for everyday life. Yet an attention to their ongoing processes also reveals how infrastructures are made with fragile and often violent relations among people, materials, and institutions. While infrastructures promise modernity and development, their breakdowns and absences reveal the underbelly of progress, liberal equality, and economic growth. This tension, between aspiration and failure, makes infrastructure a productive location for social theory. Contributing to the everyday lives of infrastructure across four continents, some of the leading anthropologists of infrastructure demonstrate in The Promise of Infrastructure how these more-than-human assemblages made over more-than-human lifetimes offer new opportunities to theorize time, politics, and promise in the contemporary moment
Member of
Cataloging source
NDD
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HC79.C3
LC item number
P78 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1975-
  • 1959-
  • 1978-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Anand, Nikhil
  • Gupta, Akhil
  • Appel, Hannah
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Infrastructure (Economics)
  • Infrastructure (Economics)
  • Economic development
  • Technological complexity
  • Ethnology
  • Technology
Label
The promise of infrastructure, edited by Nikhil Anand, Akhil Gupta, and Hannah Appel, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Infrastructural time / Hannah Appel -- The future in ruins : thoughts on the temporality of infrastructure / Akhil Gupta -- Infrastructures in and out of time : the promise of roads in contemporary Peru / Penny Harvey -- The current never stops : intimacies of energy infrastructure in Vietnam / Christina Schwenkel -- Infrastructure, apartheid technopolitics, and temporalities of "transition" / Antina von Schnitzler -- A public matter : water, hydraulics, biopolitics / Nikhil Anand -- Promising forms : the political aesthetics of infrastructure / Brian Larkin -- Sustainable knowledge infrastructures / Geoffrey C. Bowker -- Infrastructure, potential energy, revolution / Dominic Boyer
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (256 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781478000037
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The promise of infrastructure, edited by Nikhil Anand, Akhil Gupta, and Hannah Appel, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
"A School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Infrastructural time / Hannah Appel -- The future in ruins : thoughts on the temporality of infrastructure / Akhil Gupta -- Infrastructures in and out of time : the promise of roads in contemporary Peru / Penny Harvey -- The current never stops : intimacies of energy infrastructure in Vietnam / Christina Schwenkel -- Infrastructure, apartheid technopolitics, and temporalities of "transition" / Antina von Schnitzler -- A public matter : water, hydraulics, biopolitics / Nikhil Anand -- Promising forms : the political aesthetics of infrastructure / Brian Larkin -- Sustainable knowledge infrastructures / Geoffrey C. Bowker -- Infrastructure, potential energy, revolution / Dominic Boyer
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (256 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781478000037
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote

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