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Engineers and the making of the Francoist regime

Author: Lino Camprubí
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2014]
Series: Transformations (M.I.T. Press)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the 20th century, science and technology became central to territorial transformation and in turn to state building. This was no less true for the Francoist regime. Engineers were not just working 'under' the dictatorship, but became active participants within it. This book traces concrete material objects in their way from laboratories onto the Spanish landscape. The material history of these projects offers new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Camprubí, Lino, 1981-
Engineers and the making of the Francoist regime.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2014]
(DLC) 2013035706
(OCoLC)858799798
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lino Camprubí
ISBN: 9780262323222 0262323222 9781306731041 1306731046 9780262323239 0262323230
OCLC Number: 879424166
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 298 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: Political Engineering and the "Redemption of Spain" --
2. The Concrete Dodecahedron: The Political Economy of Coal, Design, and the Landscape --
3. Laboratories and Churches: Science, Industry, and National Catholicism --
4. One Grain, One Nation: Rice Genetics and the Corporate State (1936 --
1952) --
5. The Total Systematization of a River and the Limitations of "Totalitarianism": Industry, Agriculture, and Physical Models in the Pyrenees --
6. Scientific Standards as Tools for Political Transformation: Prestressed Concrete, European Integration, and the Regulatory State --
7. Conclusion.
Series Title: Transformations (M.I.T. Press)
Responsibility: Lino Camprubí.
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