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Wiring the WorldThe Social and Cultural Creation of Global Telegraph Networks$
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Simone M. Müller

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231174329

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231174329.001.0001

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The Professionalization of the Telegraph Engineer

The Professionalization of the Telegraph Engineer

Chapter:
(p.156) 5 The Professionalization of the Telegraph Engineer
Source:
Wiring the World
Author(s):

Simone M. Müller

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231174329.003.0005

Chapter 5 focuses on the engineers, electricians and operators and the Society of Telegraph Engineers. Relating the history of the Society as a cosmopolitan institution and its slow demise as a global authority, the chapter accounts for the interplay of globalization and nationalization processes.

Keywords:   Society of Telegraph Engineers, Knowledge, cosmopolitanism, scientific networks, electrical science

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