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By Ronen Shamir

ISBN-10: 0804787069

ISBN-13: 9780804787062

no matter if buried underfoot or strung overhead, electric strains 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 verify 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 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 energy residence, Ronen Shamir unearths how electrification used to be significant in assembling a fabric infrastructure of ethno-national separation in Palestine lengthy earlier than "political partition plans" had ever been estimated. finally, Current Flow sheds new mild at the heritage of Jewish-Arab family and gives broader sociological insights into what occurs while everyone is remodeled from clients into parts of networks.

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