Past and Present Energy Societies

How Energy Connects Politics, Technologies and Cultures

Abundant, salutary, problematic – energy makes history. As a symbol, resource and consumer good, it shapes technologies, politics, societies and cultural world views. Focussing on a range of energy types, from electricity and oil to bioenergy, this volume analyzes the social, cultural and political concepts and discourses of energy and their implementation and materialization within technical systems, applications, media representations and consumer practice.

By examining and connecting production, mediation and consumption aspects from an international and interdisciplinary perspective, the book offers an innovative view on how energy is imagined, discussed, staged and used.

Open Access

2012-05-27, 338 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8394-1964-9

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Nina Möllers

Nina Möllers, Deutsches Museum München und Rachel Carson Center München, Deutschland

Karin Zachmann

Karin Zachmann, Technische Universität München, Deutschland

Author(s)
Nina Möllers / Karin Zachmann (eds.)
Book title
Past and Present Energy Societies How Energy Connects Politics, Technologies and Cultures
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
338
Features
31 SW-Abbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8394-1964-9
DOI
Commodity Group
1557
BIC-Code
TBX HBLW HBT
BISAC-Code
TEC056000 HIS037070 HIS000000
THEMA-Code
TBX NHT
Release date
2012-05-27
Topics
Technik, Wissenschaft
Readership
History, History of Technology, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Science Studies, Transition Studies, Environmental Studies
Keywords/Tags
Energy, Technology, Consumption, History, Culture, Science, History of Technology, History of the 20th Century, Environmental History, Sociology of Technology

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