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Objects in Motion

Globalizing Technology (Artefacts: Studies in the History of Science and Technology #10)

Nina Mollers (Editor), Bryan Dewalt (Editor)


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The latest volume in the Artefacts series, Objects in Motion: Globalizing Technology delves into globalization's various manifestations throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Each chapter highlights the movement of a specific object within the global economy. Transported out of their original localized frames of meaning, these objects are resignified in new contexts, connected by the interplay of the global landscapes. Bringing together the methods and objects of study from anthropology and the history of technology, Objects in Motion explores the technological, cultural, and political dimensions of globalization in the past and the present.

Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 9781935623977, 256pp.

Publication Date: August 9, 2016

About the Author

Bryan Dewalt is the Director of the Curatorial Division of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Nina Möllers is a Special Exhibition Project Curator at the Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany.