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11_infrastruc2 - 21A.340J/STS.075J Technology and Culture...

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21A.340J/STS.075J Technology and Culture Professor Stefan Helmreich Lecture 11: Infrastructure, Part II THEME 3: TECHNOLOGICAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND SOCIAL FORMS TECHNOLOGICAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND SOCIAL FORMS PAPER So, what do we need for this paper? Crucially, a definition of INFRASTRUCTURE. Infrastructure: “A collective term for the subordinate parts of an undertaking; substructure, foundation; spec. The permanent installations forming a basis for military operations, as airfields, naval bases, training establishments, etc.” Infra: “A. In prepositional relation to the n. represented in second element. 1. Denoting ‘below’, ‘beneath’ (i.e. ‘lower down than’) in respect of local situation or position.” And we hear a lot about infrastructure in the current conflict in Iraq. In the wake of the United States takeover, as you might recall that there was a lot of looting and, more than this, a destruction of INFRASTRUCTURE; people ripped up pipes, roads, material things connected to Saddam Hussein’s government. I think this surprised the American
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