January Issue of Technology and Culture

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May 31, 2021
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, European History / Studies, French History / Studies, Labor History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology

We are proud to present the next issue of Technology and Culture, which includes reviews of many books from around the world. Technology and Culture is 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.


January 2021      

VOLUME 62, No 1


Rural Revolt: Power Line Protests and the Alternative Technology Movement in the United States, 1970s | RYAN DRISKELL TATE


Hacking Airspace: The Insurgent Technology of Brazil’s Hot Air Balloons, 1970-Present | FELIPE FERNANDES CRUZ


Pink Chat: Networked Sex Work Before the Internet | JEFF NAGY


Railway Imperialism Revisited: The Failed Line from the Macao to Guangzhou | HUGO PEREIRA


Upscaling Forest Waste: The French Quest for Fuel Autarky after World War I | MARCIN KRASNODĘBSKI


Technologies of Cold War Diplomacy: Transforming Postwar Japan | JESSAMYN R. ABEL


Why Wire Mattered: Building U.S. Networked Infrastructures, 1845-1910 | GLORIA CALHOUN


The Fishery Technology Complex: From Mapping to Depletion of Pacific Ocean Perch, 1880s-1970s | COLIN LEVINGS



Review Essays


Writing Technology into History | EDA KRANAKIS

On Our Own Terms: Towards a History of Arab Technological Landscapes | SHOROUK EL HARIRY


Book Reviews


Review of Provokationen der technikgeschichte. Zum reflexionszwang historischer Forschung [Provocations in the History of Technology: On the imperative to reflect in historical research] edited by Martina Heßler und Heike Weber | LINO CAMPRUBÍ


Review of Digital Sound Studies edited by Mary Caton Lingold, Darren Mueller, and Whitney Trettien | JOELLA BITTER


Review of Les techniques et la globalization au XXe siècle [Technology and globalization in the twentieth-century] edited by Liliane Hilaire-Pérez and Larissa Zakharova | ROSS BASSETT


Review of Seeing into the Future: A Short History of Prediction by Martin van Creveld | JOSÉ VAN DIJCK


Review of Entangled Itineraries: Materials, Practices, and Knowledges across Eurasia edited by Pamela H. Smith | ANNE GERRITSEN


Review of How Knowledge Moves: Writing the Transnational History of Science and Technology edited by John Krige | GILES SCOTT-SMITH


Review of Powering Empire: How Coal Made the Middle East and Sparked Global Carbonization by On Barak | FRANZ-JOSEF BRÜGGEMEIER


Review of Pollution, Politics, and Power: The Struggle for Sustainable Electricity by Tom McGarity | WILLIAM BOYD


Review of Power Lines: Electricity in American Life and Letters, 1882–1952 by Jennifer L. Lieberman | JULIE COHN


Review of Powering Up Canada: A history of Power, Fuel, and Energy from 1600 edited by R. W. Sandwell | JUSTINE GAGNON


Review of Face à la puissance. Une histoire des énergies alternatives à l’âge industriel [Facing power: A history of alternative energies in the industrial age] edited by François Jarrige and Alexis Vrignon | CLARENCE HATTON-PROULX


Review of Taking on Technocracy: Nuclear Power in Germany, 1945 to the Present by Dolores L. Augustine | ALBERT PRESAS I PUIG

Review of Deutschlands Ölfelder. Eine Stoffgeschichte der Kulturpflanze Raps (1897–2017) [Germany’s oil fields: A material history of the crop plant rapeseed (1897–2017)] by Sarah Waltenberger | JENS SOENTGEN

Review of The Profits of Nature: Colonial Development and the Quest for Resources in Nineteenth-Century China by Peter B. Lavelle | ANNE REINHARDT


Review of Polio Across the Iron Curtain: Hungary’s Cold War with an Epidemic by Dóra Vargha | HAYLEY BROWN


Review of Landscapes of Disease: Malaria in Modern Greece by Katerina Gardikas | DANIEL GALLARDO ALBARRÁN


Review of Rise of the Modern Hospital: An Architectural History of Health and Healing, 1870-1940 by Jeanne Kisacky | IRIA SUÁREZ


Review of Collecting Experiments: Making Big Data Biology by Bruno J. Strasser | DOMINIC J. BERRY


Review of Evolution Made to Order: Plant Breeding and Technological Innovation in Twentieth-Century America by Helen Anne Curry | BERRIS CHARNLEY


Review of Les Sciences sociales face à Vichy. Le colloque « Travail et Techniques » de 1941 [Social sciences against Vichy: The “work and techniques” workshop in 1941] edited by Isabelle Gouarné | CLAUDE DIEBOLT


Review of Risques Industriels: Savoirs, régulations, politique d’assistance fin XVIIe – début XXe siècle [Industrial risks: Knowledge, regulations and assistance policies, Late 17th-Early 20th Century] edited by Thomas Le Roux | MAËL GOURMI


Review of Moving Violations: Automobiles, Experts, and Regulations in the United States by Lee Vinsel | STEFAN ESSELBORN


Review of L’Art et la matière. Les artisans, les architectes et la technique (1770–1830) [Art and matter: Artisans, architects, and technology (1770–1830)] by Valérie Nègre | ANTONI ROCA-ROSELL


Review of The Medieval Military Engineer: From the Roman Empire to the Sixteenth Century by Peter Purton | STEVEN A. WALTON


Review of Finnish Water Services: Experiences in Global Perspective by Tapio S. Katko | MAURITS W. ERTSEN


Review of Program Earth: Environmental Sensing Technology and the Making of a Computational Planet by Jennifer Gabrys | GEMMA CIRAC-CLAVERAS


Review of Lady Astronauts, Lady Engineers, and Naked Ladies: Women and the American Space Community During the Cold War, 1960s-1980s by Karin Hilck | ROGER D. LAUNIUS


Review of NASA and the Long Civil Rights Movement edited by Brian C. Odom and Stephen P. Waring | GAVIN WRIGHT


Review of The Magic Lantern at Work: Witnessing, Persuading, Experiencing and Connecting edited by Martyn Jolly and Elisa deCourcy | AMELIA BONEA


Review of lluminated Paris: Essays on Art and Lighting in the Belle Époque by Hollys Clayson | BENJAMIN BOTHEREAU


Review of Electric Light: An Architectural History by Sandy Isenstadt | ABIGAIL HARRISON MOORE


Review of Information Fantasies: Precarious Mediation in Postsocialist China by Xiao Liu | LIANG YAO


Review of The Technical Delusion: Electronics, Power, Insanity by Jeffrey Sconce | NICOLAS HENCKES


Review of Temples of Modernity: Nationalism, Hinduism, and Transhumanism in South Indian Science by Robert Geraci | APARAJITH RAMNATH


Review of Existential Threats: American Apocalyptic Beliefs in the Technological Era by Lisa Vox | STEPHEN P. WELDON


Review of Rediscovering the Islamic Classics: How Editors and Print Culture Transformed an Intellectual Tradition by Ahmed El Shamsy | FLORIAN ZEMMIN


Review of Empire and Post-Empire Telecommunications in India: A History by Pradip Ninan Thomas | LEO COLEMAN


Review of Unending Capitalism: How Consumerism Negated China's Communist Revolution by Karl Gerth | JUN ZHANG


Review of La cucina: storia culturale di un luogo domestico [The kitchen: The cultural history of a domestic space] by Imma Forino | EMANUELA SCARPELLINI


Review of Políticas de ciencia, tecnología e innovación en la Argentina de la posdictadura [Science, technology and innovation policies in post-dictatorship Argentina] edited by Diego Aguiar et al. | GISELA MATEOS


Review of The Politics of Chemistry: Science and Power in Twentieth-Century Spain by Agustí Nieto-Galan | ANNA CATHARINA HOFMANN


Review of The Media Snatcher: pc/core/turbo/engine/grafx/16/cdrom2/super/duo/arcade/rx by Carl Therrien | THOMAS HAIGH

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