Technology and the Making of Europe


Several books have been written as the outcome of Tensions of Europe working groups, on consumption, networks and urban technologies. 

Entangled Geographies

Empire and Technopolitics in the Global Cold War

Gabrielle Hecht (eds)

The Cold War was not simply a duel of superpowers. It took place not just in Washington and Moscow but also in the social and political arenas of geographically far-flung countries emerging from colonial rule. Moreover, Cold War tensions were manifest not only in global political disputes but also in struggles over technology. Technological systems

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Cold War Kitchen

Americanization, Technology, and European Users

Ruth Oldenziel and Karin Zachmann (eds)

Richard Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev's famous "kitchen debate" in 1958 involved more than the virtues of American appliances. Both Nixon and Khrushchev recognized the political symbolism of the modern kitchen; the kind of technological innovation represented in this everyday context spoke to the political system that produced it. The kitchen connect

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Urban Machinery

Inside Modern European Cities

Mikael Hård and Thomas J. Misa (eds)

Urban Machinery investigates the technological dimension of modern European cities, vividly describing the most dramatic changes in the urban environment over the last century and a half. Written by leading scholars from the history of technology, urban history, and the sociology of science and technology, the book views the European city as a

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Networking Europe

Transnational Infrastructures and the Shaping of Europe, 1850-2000

Erik van der Vleuten and Arne Kaijser (eds)

Politicians, businessmen, engineers, and the military have long recognized, both in peace and war, the pivotal role of transnational infrastructures. Historians, on the other hand, have so far failed to describe and analyze this issue. This book considers the building of transnational networks of railways, telegraphs, highways, and power lines as a

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Land, Shops and Kitchens

Technology and the Food Chain in Twentieth-Century Europe

P. Scholliers, L. Van Molle, C. Sarasua (eds.)

The book discusses the concept of the food chain from a new perspective, emphasising the historical dimension and conflicts. The inclusion of technology, as a core element, is an original approach to food studies. Thus, technology is related to agricultural production, packaging, transport and storing, wholesale and retailing, catering, and cooking

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