barbed wire an ecology of modernity

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Barbed Wire

Author : Reviel Netz
ISBN : 9780819570765
Genre : History
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In this original and controversial book, historian and philosopher Reviel Netz explores the development of a controlling and pain-inducing technology—barbed wire. Surveying its development from 1874 to 1954, Netz describes its use to control cattle during the colonization of the American West and to control people in Nazi concentration camps and the Russian Gulag. Physical control over space was no longer symbolic after 1874. This is a history told from the perspective of its victims. With vivid examples of the interconnectedness of humans, animals, and the environment, this dramatic account of barbed wire presents modern history through the lens of motion being prevented. Drawing together the history of humans and animals, Netz delivers a compelling new perspective on the issues of colonialism, capitalism, warfare, globalization, violence, and suffering. Theoretically sophisticated but written with a broad readership in mind, Barbed Wire calls for nothing less than a reconsideration of modernity.

Dien Cai Dau

Author : Yusef Komunyakaa
ISBN : 9780819573780
Genre : Poetry
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Poetry that precisely conjures images of the war in Vietnam by an award-winning author.

The Shaping Of Deduction In Greek Mathematics

Author : Reviel Netz
ISBN : 0521541204
Genre : History
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An examination of the emergence of the phenomenon of deductive argument in classical Greek mathematics.

Barbed Wire

Author : Joanne S. Liu
ISBN : 0878425578
Genre : History
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How could an ordinary fence shape a nation's history? Before the 1870s, much of the American West was an uninterrupted expanse of plains, where native tribes followed buffalo herds for hundreds of miles and cowboys ran cattle wherever water and grass led them. After the Homestead Act of 1862, settlers pouring into the West to stake their claims found that farming was not easy in cattle country, where the Law of the Open Range dictated that the needs of the herds-and their owners-came first. Then, seemingly overnight, everything changed. The invention and mass production of barbed wire made it possible for homesteaders to fence off millions of acres, creating a violent clash of cultures.

Barbs Prongs Points Prickers Stickers

Author : Robert T. Clifton
ISBN : 0806108762
Genre : History
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Contains a complete and illustrated catalogue of antique barbed wire.

The Devil S Rope

Author : Alan Krell
ISBN : 186189144X
Genre : Art
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Barbed wire, as a tool of control, has played a critical role in the modern experience. It also has another history constructed through image and text in the arts, media and popular culture. This work critically examines these representations.

Ludic Proof

Author : Reviel Netz
ISBN : 9780521898942
Genre : History
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Describes the relationship between science and poetry in the Hellenistic period, transforming our understanding of the origins of Western mathematics.

Spaces Of Hope

Author : David Harvey
ISBN : 0520225783
Genre : Social Science
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"There is no question that David Harvey's work has been one of the most important, influential, and imaginative contributions to the development of human geography since the Second World War. . . . His readings of Marx are arresting and original--a remarkably fresh return to the foundational texts of historical materialism."--Derek Gregory, author of Geographical Imaginations

Animals Disease And Human Society

Author : Joanna Swabe
ISBN : 9781134675395
Genre : Social Science
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This book explores the history and nature of our dependency on other animals and the implications of this for human and animal health. Writing from an historical and sociological perspective, Joanna Swabe's work discusses such issues as: * animal domestication * the consequences of human exploitation of other animals, including links between human and animal disease * the rise of a veterinary regime, designed to protect humans and animals alike * implications of intensive farming practices, pet-keeping and recent biotechnological developments. This account spans a period of some ten thousand years, and raises important questions about the increasing intensification of animal use for both animal and human health.

Quantum Computing Since Democritus

Author : Scott Aaronson
ISBN : 9780521199568
Genre : Computers
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Takes students and researchers on a tour through some of the deepest ideas of maths, computer science and physics.

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