Peripheral Flows: A Historical Perspective on Mobilities between Cores and Fringes

Organização
Simone Fari, Massimo Moraglio
Edição e Ano
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016
Nº de páginas 275pp.
ISBN 1-4438-9048-0

Com contribuições dos CIUHCTers Maria Paula Diogo, José Barros Rodrigues, Luísa Sousa e Ana Paula Silva

Resumo (em Inglês):

The main purpose of the eleven contributions to this volume is to reconsider and re-assess the role of cores and peripheries in shaping modern socio-technical systems. From this perspective they explore a terrain of highly complex systems mainly operating on the so-called Western model: Railways, telegraphs, motor vehicles and airports were, in fact, all born in classic cores areas in the West and then spread out into the peripheries. The approach in itself is not new, but this volume has managed to bring out interestingly innovative elements and viewpoints. The contributors are not content with the traditional definitions of peripheries and flows, but tend to put them to the test, revise them and eventually offer critiques. The result is a tempering of the monolithic and traditional concept of a one-way transfer. No longer, therefore, a simple and linear act of adoption, but a recourse to adaptation – changes in meaning, use and perception. The volume is a starting point for future explorations on the subject of science and technology studies and takes part in a wider discussion of globalisation, global and transnational history.

Índice (em Ingês)

  • Acknowledgements ................................................................................... vii
  • Introduction ................................................................................................. 1
  • The Function of Flows between Cores and Peripheries (Simone Fari and Massimo Moraglio)
  • Part I Mapping the Field
    • Chapter One ............................................................................................... 10
    • A Proposal to Hybridise Communication and Mobility Research Agendas
      Gabriele Balbi and Massimo Moraglio
    • Chapter Two .............................................................................................. 28
    • The Affirmation of Semi-Periphery: A Case-Study on Greek Automobility, 1930-2000
      Alexia-Sofia Papazafeiropoulou
    • Chapter Three ............................................................................................ 51
    • Re-Assessing Portuguese Coachbuilding and Motor Taxicabs in the Early 20th Century
      José Barros Rodrigues and Maria Paula Diogo
  • Part II Between Cores
    • Chapter Four .............................................................................................. 74
    • Constructing European Centres and Peripheries through Railway Corridors: The Case of Greece
      Irene Anastasiadou
    • Chapter Five ............................................................................................ 100
    • 89mm from Europe: Mediating Railway Mobility on Russia’s Western Peripheries
      Sławomir Łotysz
    • Chapter Six .............................................................................................. 127
    • The Circulation and Reception of Mobility Technologies: The Construction of Buenos Aires’s Underground Railways
      Dhan Zunino Singh
  • Part III Linking Peripheries
    • Chapter Seven .......................................................................................... 154
    • Motor-vehicle Insurance Policy in Spain after 1962: Is Peripherality So Crucial?
      Leonardo Caruana de las Cagigas
    • Chapter Eight ........................................................................................... 169
    • Colonial Centres and Peripheries: Low-cost Roads and Portuguese Engineers in the 1950s
      M. Luísa Sousa
    • Chapter Nine ............................................................................................ 189
    • From Streamlined Agriculture to the Air City: Is the New Early Post-War American Airport a Moderniser of the Periphery?
      Victor Marquez
  • Part IV Linking Information
    • Chapter Ten ............................................................................................. 214
    • Telegraphs and Railways between Centrality and Marginality
      Simone Fari
    • Chapter Eleven ........................................................................................ 236
    • The Centrality of Peripheral Nodes for Global Flows: The Portuguese Case
      Ana Paula Silva
  • List of Contributors ................................................................................. 266