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,…

Espeland, “Bureaucrats and Indians in a Contemporary Colonial Encounter”

Espeland, “Bureaucrats and Indians in a Contemporary Colonial Encounter”Law & Social Inquiry. 03/2001; 26(2):403 – 433. DOI: 10.1111/j.1747-4469.2001.tb00183.x ABSTRACT: This article investigates the effects of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 ,in structuring an encounter over a decision about building a dam in central Arizona. From the vantage point of three groups with deep…