Technology and Culture October 2022 Issue Online

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January 19, 2023
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American History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, British History / Studies

Read the latest research and book reviews in Technology and Culture!

We are proud to present the next issue of Technology and Culture, the leading journal in the history of technology; it draws on scholarship in diverse disciplines to publish insightful pieces intended for general readers as well as specialists.


October 2022, Volume 63, No. 4


On the Cover


Systemic and Epistemic Racism in the History of Technology | Chandra Bhimull, Gabrielle Hecht, Edward Jones-Imhotep, C. Chakanetsa Mavhunga, Lisa Nakamura, and Asif Siddiqi

Socializing the Technosphere | Chris Otter


Research Articles

Crafted for Mass Production: Imported Spinning Machinery on the Shop Floor, China, 1910s–1920s | Yuan Yi

Becoming "Escalator-Legged" in Interwar London: Mechanization, Habit, and the Mobile Body | Richard Hornsey

Designing for Maintenance: Plant Care Technology in the Office | Jennifer Kaufmann-Buhler

Beautiful Sounds, Beautiful Life: Cultivating Musical Listening through Hearing Aids in 1950s Japan | Frank Mondelli

Neither Nation nor Empire: Situating Shanghai Radio in a Global Technological Moment, 1922–25 | John Alekna

Manning the Torpedo Boats: How Gendered Insecurities Shaped Naval War in the United States and Britain, 1860–1900 | Tommy Jamison


Public History

Going Digital: The Research Library and the Pandemic | Benjamin Gross and Allison Marsh

Research in the Time of COVID: Virtual Fellowships at the Linda Hall Library | Benjamin Gross

Fellows Online: The User Experience | Interviews by Allison Marsh



Review of Twenty-Six Volumes of History of Science and Technology in China | Xing Huang and Xiaowu Guan


Book Reviews

Review of Pipe Dreams: Water and Empire in Central Asia's Aral Sea Basin by Maya K. Peterson | Marianne Kamp

Review of In the Forest of No Joy: The Congo-Océan Railroad and the Tragedy of French Colonialism by J. P. Daughton |  Friedrich N. Ammermann

Review of The Panama Railroad by Peter Pyne | Michael K. Bess

Review of A History of Water Engineering and Management in Yemen: Material Remains and Textual Foundations by Ingrid Hehmeyer | Jethron Ayumbah Akallah

Review of Une histoire politique du canal de Göta: Technique, infrastructure et pouvoirs en Europe du Nord (années 1790–1832) [A political history of Göta Canal: Technology, infrastructure and power in northern Europe (1790–1832)] by Thomas Gauchet | Björn Hasselgren

Review of Cesty a dial'nice na Slovensku v medzivojnovom období [Roads and highways in Slovakia during the interwar period] by Michal Ďurčo | Jan Stemberk 

Review of Autonorama: The Illusory Promise of High-Tech Driving by Peter Norton | Brian Ladd

Review of Silver Veins, Dusty Lungs: Mining, Water, and Public Health in Zacatecas, 1835–1946 by Rocio Gomez | Saul Guerrero

Review of Timber, Sail, and Rail: An Archaeology of Industry, Immigration, and the Loma Prieta Mill by Marco G. Meniketti | Erik Loomis

Review of Classes of Labour: Work and Life in a Central Indian Steel Townby Jonathan Parry | Smritikumar Sarkar

Review of Enduring Change: The Labor and Social History of One Third-Front Industrial Complex in China from the 1960s to the Presentby Ju Li | Valeria Zanier

Review of Cuba's Digital Revolution: Citizen Innovation and State Policyed. by Ted A. Henken and Sara Garcia Santamaria | Jennifer M. Lozano

Review of Hacked Transmissions: Technology and Connective Activism in Italy by Alessandra Renzi | Stefania Milan

Review of Wie der Sozialstaat digital wurde: Die Computerisierung der Rentenversicherung im geteilten Deutschland [How the welfare state went digital: The computerization of pension insurance in divided Germany] by Thomas Kasper | Peter Krapp

Review of Mit der Post in die Zukunft: Der Bildschirmtext in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland von 1977 bis 2001 [Postal service into the future: Bildschirmtext in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1977–2001] by Hagen Schönrich | Tina Kubot

Review of Homebrew Gaming and the Beginnings of Vernacular Digitality by Melanie Swalwell | Anne Ladyem McDivitt

Review of Atari Age: The Emergence of Video Games in America by Michael Z. Newman | Casey O’Donnell

Review of The Typewriter Century: A Cultural History of Writing Practices by Martyn Lyons | James Inglis

Review of Powerful Frequencies: Radio, State Power, and the Cold War in Angola, 1931–2002 by Marissa J. Moorman | Vincent Kuitenbrouwer

Review of The Cinema in Flux: The Evolution of Motion Picture Technology from the Magic Lantern to the Digital Era by Lenny Lipton | Sabrina Negri

Review of Chinatown Film Culture: The Appearance of Cinema in San Francisco's Chinese Neighborhood by Kim K. Fahlstedt | Xin Peng

Review of Photography's Materialities: Transatlantic Photographic Practices over the Long Nineteenth Century ed. by Geoff Bender and Rasmus R. Simonsen | Elisa DeCourcy

Review of Samuel Beckett and Technology ed. by Galina Kiryushina, Einat Adar, and Mark Nixon
| Lois Oppenheim

Review of Historia de la ciencia ficción latinoamericana I: Desde los orígenes hasta la modernidad [A history of Latin American science fiction: From its origins to modernity] ed. by Teresa López-Pellisa and Silvia G. Kurlat Ares | David S. Dalton

Review of Mapping AIDS: Visual Histories of an Enduring Epidemic by Lukas Engelmann | Janet Greenlees

Review of Radiation Evangelists: Technology, Therapy and Uncertainty at the Turn of the Century by Jeffrey Womack | Maria Rentetzi

Review of The Lure of the Beach: A Global History by Robert C. Ritchie | Douglas Booth

Review of Camp Century: The Untold Story of America's Secret Arctic Military Base under the Greenland Ice by Kristian H. Nielsen and Henry Nielsen | Antoine Bousquet

Review of La Puissance du vent: Des moulins à vent aux éoliennes modernes [The power of the wind: From windmills to modern wind turbines] by Philippe Bruyerre | Elisa Grandi

Review of The Green Revolution in the Global South: Science, Politics, and Unintended Consequences by R. Douglas Hurt | Corinna R. Unger

Review of On an Empty Stomach: Two Hundred Years of Hunger Relief by Tom Scott-Smith | Ralf Futselaar

Review of The Chemistry of Fear: Harvey Wiley's Fight for Pure Food by Jonathan Rees | Florence Hachez-Leroy

Review of Atomic Americans: Citizens in a Nuclear State by Sarah E. Robey | William M. Knoblauch

Review of A Technological History of Cold-War India, 1947–1969: Autarky and Foreign Aid by William A. T. Logan | Marc Reyes

Review of The Doomsday Clock at 75 ed. by Robert K. Elder and J. C. Gabel | Casper Sylvest

Review of Autarchia e multinazionali: Casi di imprese estere del settore chimico in Italia durante il Fascismo [Autarky and multinationals: Cases of foreign companies in Italy's chemical sector during Fascism] ed. by Marco Bertilorenzi | Franco Calascibetta

Review of Physical Models: Their Historical and Current Use in Civil and Building Engineering Design ed. by Bill Addis | David F. Channell

Review of Les artilleurs et la monarchie hispanique (1560–1610): Guerres, savoirs techniques, État [Artillerymen and the Hispanic monarchy (1560–1610): Wars, technical knowledge, and the State] by Brice Cossart | Emmanuel de Crouy-Chanel

Review of Limiting Outer Space: Astroculture After Apollo ed. by Alexander C. T. Geppert, and: Militarizing Outer Space: Astroculture, Dystopia and the Cold War ed. by Alexander C. T. Geppert, Daniel Brandau, and Tilmann Siebeneichner | Thomas Ellis

Review of Making the Palace Machine Work: Mobilizing People, Objects, and Nature in the Qing Empire ed. by Martina Siebert, Kai Jun Chen, and Dorothy Ko | Susan Naquin

Review of Warmes Wasser – Weiße Ware: Energiewende im Badezimmer, 1880–1939 [Warm water – White goods: Energy transition in the bathroom, 1880–1939] by Nina Lorkowski | Christian Stadelmann



Author Index Vol. 63 (2002) 
Title Index Vol. 63 (2022)