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Current Flow: The Electrification of Palestine

Ronen Shamir


This book follows electric wires as they extend to new contact points and asks about the social significance of being permanently attached to an electrical network (’the grid’). The argument is that the construction of an electric grid is a process that creates social differences, new subjectivities, distinct geographical areas, and new social classifications and categories (types of ’electric consumers’). The method of inquiry adopts some insights of actor-network-theory, which accounts for social processes in terms of the joint assembly of human actors and non-human entities. The case-study ... More

Keywords: electrification, infrastructures, actor-networks, Zionism, Palestine, colonialism

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780804787062
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804787062.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ronen Shamir, author

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