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Roads : an anthropology of infrastructure and expertise

Author: Penelope Harvey; Hannah Knox
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2015.
Series: Expertise
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sweeping in scope and conceptually ambitious, this book tells a story of infrastructure and of global flows of money, goods, and...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Penelope Harvey; Hannah Knox
ISBN: 9780801453236 0801453232 9780801479649 0801479649
OCLC Number: 930014428
Notes: Comprend un index.
Description: xiv, 239 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Roads as state space: past desires and future imaginaries --
Historical futures --
Integration and difference --
Construction practices, regulatory devices --
Figures in the soil --
Health and safety and the politics of safe living --
Corruption and public works --
The modern state: promise and deferral --
Impossible publics --
Conclusions: inauguration, engineering and the politics of infrastructural form
Series Title: Expertise
Responsibility: Penny Harvey and Hannah Knox.

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"What is the relation between the unity and stability of the nation-state and the state of a nation's infrastructure? In addressing this question, Roads forces us to consider, among much else, the Read more...

 
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