[SIGCIS-Members] Call for Ideas!

Hintz, Eric HintzE at si.edu
Tue Aug 23 09:04:16 PDT 2016


Dag and SIGCIS-

I suggest SHOT’s 2015 Edelstein prize-winner (best scholarly book): Christopher F. Jones, Routes of Power: Energy and Modern America (Harvard, 2014)<https://www.amazon.com/Routes-Power-Energy-Modern-America/dp/0674728890>.  Chris describes how infrastructure--in the form of canals, pipelines, and electrical power lines--transformed the East Coast of the U.S., turning it into a fossil-fuel intensive economy, with accompanying social-economic-environmental impacts.  He certainly cites all the canonical literature on path dependency, infrastructure traps, etc.

Chris also blogs at http://www.christopherfjones.com/.

Best-
Eric Hintz
Smithsonian Institution

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Susan Leigh Star's short methodological piece on "The Ethnography of Infrastructure" fits the canonical bill pretty solidly: http://abs.sagepub.com/content/43/3/377.abstract

Xiaochang

On Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 6:35 AM, mariann unterluggauer <mariann at nomatic.org<mailto:mariann at nomatic.org>> wrote:

On 22 Aug 2016, at 22:20, Dag Spicer <dspicer at computerhistory.org<mailto:dspicer at computerhistory.org>> wrote:

> Can anyone suggest some canonical and effective texts in Infrastructure Studies?

i am not sure what you are exactly looking for. so i just can recommend some "canonical" search options:

the terena papers are helpful, imho. https://www.terena.org/publications/
(i am thankful that  they didn't erase the url when uniting with géant)

 - oecd reports are another good source & as well as digging: bookshop.europe.eu<http://bookshop.europe.eu>

all the best,
mariann
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