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Would Trotsky wear a Bluetooth? : technological utopianism under socialism, 1917-1989

Author: Paul R Josephson
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
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Josephson's intriguing study of how technology both helped and hindered this effort asks new and important questions about the crucial issues inextricably linked with the development and diffusion of  Read more...

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Josephson, Paul R.
Would Trotsky wear a Bluetooth?
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009013967
(OCoLC)318672269
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul R Josephson
ISBN: 9780801898419 0801898412
OCLC Number: 608691512
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 342 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : tractors, steel mills, concrete, and other joys of socialism --
Would Trotsky wear a Bluetooth? Technological utopianism in the Soviet Union in the 1920s --
Proletarian aesthetics : technology and socialism in Eastern Europe --
From kimchi to concrete : the North Korean experiment --
Floating reactors : nuclear hubris after the fall of communism --
Industrial deserts : technology and environmental degradation under socialism --
No hard hats, no steel-toed shoes required : worker safety in the proletarian paradise --
The gendered tractor.
Responsibility: Paul R. Josephson.
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Josephson details the uses and abuses of technology in the Soviet Union under Stalin, throughout Eastern European nations under Soviet influence after WW II, and in North Korea. Choice 2010 Important Read more...

 
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