The Persistence of Technology

Histories of Repair, Reuse and Disposal

Repair, reuse and disposal are closely interlinked phenomena related to the lives and persistence of technologies. When technical artefacts become old and outworn, decisions have to be taken: is it necessary, worthwhile or even possible to maintain and repair or to reuse or dismantle them – or must one dispose of them? These decisions depend on factors such as the availability of second-hand markets, repair infrastructures and dismantling or disposal facilities. Telling the stories of, among others, China's power grid, Colombian roads, American telephones, German automobiles and India's ship breaking business, the contributions in this volume stress the long lives of technologies and show that maintenance and repair are not obsolete in modern industries and consumer societies.

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2019-11-27, ca. 400 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4741-9

This product will be released at 27 November 2019

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Stefan Krebs

Stefan Krebs, Universität Luxemburg, Luxemburg

Heike Weber

Heike Weber, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Deutschland

Author(s)
Stefan Krebs / Heike Weber (eds.)
Book title
The Persistence of Technology Histories of Repair, Reuse and Disposal
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 400
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 20 SW-Abbildungen, 10 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-4741-9
Commodity Group
1555
BIC-Code
TBX HBTB
BISAC-Code
HIS054000 TEC056000
THEMA-Code
TBX NHTB
Release date
2019-11-27
Edition
1
Topics
Technik, Kulturgeschichte
Readership
Contemporary History, History of Technology, Environmental History, Science and Technology Studies
Keywords/Tags
History of Technology, Maintenance, Repair, Waste, Environmental History, Technology, Cultural History, Social History, History

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