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Past and Present Energy Societies

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Book Series: Science Studies ISBN: 9783837619645 9783839419649 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_627784 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100497
Subject: General and Civil Engineering
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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.

The Nile

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Book Series: Mainzer Historische Cultural Studiesen ISBN: 9783837636154 9783839436158 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_627663 Language: English
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Subject: History
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Although Herodot's dictum that "Egypt is a gift of the Nile" is proverbial, there has been only scant attention to the way the river impacted on ancient Egyptian society. Egyptologists frequently focus on the textual and iconographic record, whereas archaeologists and earth scientists approach the issue from the perspective of natural sciences. The contributions in this volume bridge this gap by analyzing the river both as a natural and as a cultural phenomenon. Adopting an approach of cultural ecology, it addresses issues like ancient land use, administration and taxation, irrigation, and religious concepts.

Verkörperungen des Waldes

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Book Series: Sozialtheorie ISBN: 9783839403884 9783899423884 Year: Pages: 644 DOI: 10.14361/9783839403884 Language: German
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Subject: Sociology
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Naturorte sind immer Orte sozialer Konstruktion. Der Autor analysiert verschiedene Waldtypen und deren Inventar in der Geschichte Europas als »Bild- und Erfahrungsräume«: »Verkörperungen« antagonistischer Strukturen, »Bilder«, die per Wahrnehmung bzw. aktiver Aneignung entstehen und »Rahmen« für affektive Erfahrungen bilden. Er entdeckt historisch-semantisch variable »soziale Geschlechter« - Formationen alterisierter »weiblicher Wildnis« und entalterisierten »männlichen Waldes«. Die immens materialreiche und fesselnde Studie zeigt detailliert die Verflechtungen »innerer« und »äußerer Natur« als historischen Prozess, als konkrete Körper- sowie als Geschlechter- und Herrschaftsgeschichte auf.

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