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Entangled Geographies: Empire and Technopolitics in the Global Cold War

Gabrielle Hecht

Abstract

The Cold War was not simply a stand-off between the two superpowers. Its theaters were not just in Washington and in Moscow, but also in the social, economic, political, and cultural arenas of geographically far-flung countries emerging from colonial rule. Moreover, tensions surrounding the Cold War were manifest not only in global political disputes but also in the struggles over technology. Technological systems and expertise offered a powerful tool to shape countries—politically, economically, socially, and culturally. This book explores how Cold War politics, imperialism, and postcolonial ... More

Keywords: Cold War, Washington, Moscow, imperialism, United States, South Africa, Saudi irrigation, Medecins sans Frontières, diplomatic history, science and technology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780262515788
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262515788.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gabrielle Hecht, editor