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Engineers of happy land : technology and nationalism in a colony

Author: Rudolf Mrázek
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2002.
Series: Princeton studies in culture/power/history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on close reading of historical documents - poetry as much as statistics - this text evokes late colonial Netherlands East Indies (todays Indonesia) and considers technology and the ways that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rudolf Mrázek
ISBN: 0691091617 9780691091617 0691091625 9780691091624
OCLC Number: 47696825
Description: xvii, 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Language as Asphalt --
Bare Feet --
Hard and Clean Roads --
Struggle for the Roads --
Language-game --
Bahasa Indonesia, "Indonesian Language" --
2. Towers --
Homes on Wheels and Floating Homes --
Cities --
Camps --
Towers --
3. From Darkness to Light --
City of Light --
Dactyloscopy --
Floodlight --
Sublime --
Mirror --
4. Indonesian Dandy --
Dolls --
Modern Times --
Nationalism and the Birth of the Dandy --
Death of the Dandy --
Parade --
5. Let Us Become Radio Mechanics --
Metaphor --
Thing --
Voice --
Closed Circuits --
Mechanics. Epilogue: Only the Deaf Can Hear Well --
Sjahrir Recalled --
Memories of Holland --
Time in Three Dimensions --
Bacteria --
Splendid Radio --
Mouth of Karundeng --
Sportsmen-Dandies-Jokers-Engineers --
Ear Culture --
Happy End.
Series Title: Princeton studies in culture/power/history.
Responsibility: Rudolf Mrázek.
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A thought-provoking study... Recommended reading for anyone who studie this period of Indonesian history. -- Tineke Hellwig Pacific Affairs As no other book has done, this one conveys the feel and Read more...

 
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