Electric worlds : Mondes électriques : creations, circulations, tensions, transitions (19th-21th C.)

Electrification is a process which began almost 150 years ago but which more than one billion men and women still don't have access to. This book displays the social diversity of the electric worlds and of the approaches to their history. It updates the historical knowledge and shows the renewa...

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Main Author: Beltran, Alain
Other Authors: Laborie, Léonard, Lanthier, Pierre, Le Gallic, Stéphanie
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Brussels P.I.E-Peter Lang S.A. [2016], 2016
Series:Histoire de l ́nergie
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Table of Contents / Table des matières; Part 1. Creations; Introduction; Bright Lights, Brilliant Wits. Caricature and Electric Light in Later Nineteenth-Century Paris; From Gas to Electric. Georges Seurat, Brassaï and the City of Light; Electricity at Court. Technology in Representation of Imperial Power; Architecture in a New Light. Architects and Illuminating Engineers in the Early Twentieth Century United States; De la circulation à l'appropriation. La patrimonialisation du paysage de néon aux États-Unis; Part 2. Circulations
  • Electrical Colonialism. Techno-politics and British Engineering Expertise in the Making of the Electricity Supply Industry in CyprusLe frère cadet. France's Contributions to Spanish Nuclear Development, c. 1960s-1980s; "Spain
  • Eximbank's Billion Dollar Client". The Role of the US Financing the Spanish Nuclear Program; Part 3. Tensions; Bias in Electric Power Systems. A Technological Fine Point at the Intersection of Commodity and Service; Origine et perspectives de l'électrification rurale au Cameroun; The Akosombo Dam and the Quest for Rural Electrification in Ghana
  • The Branches of Large Electricity Companies in Portugal. From Trade to the Transfer and Adaptation of Technology (Twentieth Century)La réglementation internationale
  • apport de la Tchécoslovaquie à la normalisation électrotechnique en Europe. La coopération de Vladimír List et Ernest Mercier et son importance pour l'introduction du système MIR dans les années 1960 dans les pays du Conseil d'assistance économique mutuelle; La part des capitaux français dans les sociétés électrotechniques tchécoslovaques durant l'entre-deux-guerres et au début de la guerre froide
  • Le développement des technologies de l'information et de la communication en Côte d'Ivoire face aux contraintes d'énergie électriqueFaire dialoguer scientifiques et politiques surl'énergie nucléaire en France dans les années 1970. Deux initiatives autour du projet Superphénix; Réacteurs nucléaires mobiles en régions polaires. Le cas controversé de " PM-3A " en Antarctique; Public Dams, Private Power. Electric Energy and Political Economy in the Post-Second World War US South; Le barrage des Trois-Gorges. Des déplacements de populations sous contrôle; Part 4. Transitions
  • "Lord, We Don't Want to Hurt People". The Decline and Fall of the American Electric Utility Industry in the 1970sDesigning the Energy Future. Two Narratives on Energy Planning in Denmark, 1973-1990; Les monuments de la transition énergétique; Preparing a Solar Take-Off. Solar Energy Demonstration and Exhibitions in Japan, 1945-1993; Adapting to a Bearish Nuclear Market. The Transition of Framatome in the 1980s; Is Small Really Beautiful? Operating Early Brazilian Power Plants; Les quatre phases de l'histoire de l'électricité en Inde, de 1890 à nos jours; Contributeurs
  • Includes bibliographical references