Carroll-Burke “Material Designs: Engineering Cultures and Engineering States – Ireland 1650-1900”

Carroll-Burke, Patrick. “Material Designs: Engineering Cultures and Engineering States – Ireland 1650-1900” Theory and Society, Vol. 31, No. 1 (Feb., 2002), pp. 75-114 “In particular, I seek to elaborate a theoretical concept of “engineering cultures,” and through that “engineering states,” by employing a triangulated analysis of ideas (discursive and institutionalized), practices (embodied, temporalized, and organized),…

Bijker, “Dikes and Dams, Thick with Politics”

Dikes and Dams, Thick with PoliticsAuthor(s): Wiebe E. BijkerSource: Isis, Vol. 98, No. 1 (March 2007), pp. 109-123 ABSTRACT: Things are thick with politics. This essay illustrates the point by focusing on a variety of technologies that help to manage water: anicuts and tanks in India, dikes and a storm surge barrier in the Netherlands,…

Kooy and Bakker, “Technologies of Government: Constituting Subjectivities, Spaces, and Infrastructures in Colonial and Contemporary Jakarta”

MICHELLE KOOY and KAREN BAKKER, “Technologies of Government: Constituting Subjectivities, Spaces, and Infrastructures in Colonial and Contemporary Jakarta” Volume 32.2 June 2008 375–91 International Journal of Urban and Regional Research DOI:10.1111/j.1468-2427.2008.00791.x Abstract This article seeks to extend recent debates on urban infrastructure access by exploring the interrelationship between subjectivity, urban space and infrastructure. Specifically, it…