The Cold War was not simply a duel of superpowers. It took place not just in Washington and Moscow but also in the social and political arenas of geographically far-flung countries emerging from colonial rule. Moreover, Cold War tensions were manifest not only in global political disputes but also in struggles over technology. Technological systems and expertise offered a powerful way to shape countries politically, economically, socially, and culturally. Entangled Geographies: Empire and Technopolitics in the Global Cold War explores how Cold War politics, imperialism, and postcolonial nation building became entangled in technologies, and considers the legacies of those entanglements for today’s globalized world.
Contributors: Itty Abraham, Lars Denicke, Gabrielle Hecht, Toby C. Jones, Martha Lampland, Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga, Donna Mehos, Suzanne Moon, Ruth Oldenziel, Sonja D. Schmid, Peter Redfield