New PDF release: Current Flow: The Electrification of Palestine

By Ronen Shamir

even if buried underfoot or strung overhead, electric traces are omnipresent. not just are such a lot societies depending on electric infrastructure, yet this infrastructure actively shapes electrified society. From the wires, poles, and turbines themselves to the marketers, engineers, politicians, and advisors who be certain the method of electrification, our electric grids can create power—and politics—just as they transmit it.
Current Flow examines the historical past of electrification of British-ruled Palestine within the Nineteen Twenties, because it marked, affirmed, and produced social, political, and fiscal distinction among Arabs and Jews. contemplating the interaction of British colonial pursuits, the Jewish-Zionist leanings of a commissioned electrical corporation, and Arab competition in the case of the Jaffa strength residence, Ronen Shamir unearths how electrification used to be significant in assembling a cloth infrastructure of ethno-national separation in Palestine lengthy prior to "political partition plans" had ever been expected. finally, Current Flow sheds new gentle at the background of Jewish-Arab kinfolk and provides broader sociological insights into what occurs while everyone is remodeled from clients into components of networks.

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