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Dreamscapes of ModernitySociotechnical Imaginaries and the Fabrication of Power$
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Sheila Jasanoff and Sang-Hyun Kim

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226276496

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226276663.001.0001

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Keeping Technologies Out

Keeping Technologies Out

Sociotechnical Imaginaries and the Formation of Austria’s Technopolitical Identity

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(p.103) Five Keeping Technologies Out
Source:
Dreamscapes of Modernity
Author(s):

Ulrike Felt

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226276663.003.0005

This chapter suggests that Austria's attempts to keep certain controversial technologies out of its territory were strongly tied to the creation and articulation of a specific national technopolitical identity as well as preferred ways of living. The chapter focuses on the cases of nuclear power and agricultural biotechnologies. It also explores how the national sociotechnical imaginary manifested in these cases has shaped Austria's approach to other emerging technologies, such as nanotechnologies.

Keywords:   sociotechnical imaginary, nuclear power, biotechnology, nanotechnology, memory, Austria

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