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dc.contributor.editorKrebs, Stefan
dc.contributor.editorWeber, Heike
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-06T11:56:36Z
dc.date.available2021-10-06T11:56:36Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifierONIX_20211006_9783839447413_51
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/50815
dc.description.abstractRepair, reuse and disposal are closely interlinked phenomena related to the service lives and persistence of technologies. When technical artefacts become old and worn out, decisions have to be taken: is it necessary, worthwhile or even possible to maintain and repair, reuse or dismantle them - or must they be discarded? These decisions depend on factors such as the availability of second-hand markets, repair infrastructures and dismantling or disposal facilities. In telling the stories of China's power grid, Canadian telephones, German automobiles and India's shipbreaking business, among others, the contributions in this volume highlight the persistence of technologies and show that maintenance and repair are not obsolete in modern industries and consumer societies.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesScience Studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::T Technology, engineering, agriculture::TB Technology: general issues::TBX History of engineering & technology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topics::HBTB Social & cultural history
dc.subject.otherHistory of Technology
dc.subject.otherMaintenance
dc.subject.otherRepair
dc.subject.otherWaste
dc.subject.otherEnvironmental History
dc.subject.otherTechnology
dc.subject.otherCultural History
dc.subject.otherSocial History
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.titleThe Persistence of Technology
dc.title.alternativeHistories of Repair, Reuse and Disposal
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1515/9783839447413
oapen.relation.isPublishedByb30a6210-768f-42e6-bb84-0e6306590b5c
oapen.relation.isbn9783839447413
oapen.relation.isbn9783837647419
oapen.imprinttranscript Verlag
oapen.pages292
oapen.place.publicationBern


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