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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 Wiring of the World

The Wiring of the World

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Wiring the World

Simone M. Müller

Columbia University Press

This final chapter argues for the importance of actor-networks perspective. Through the actor networks' perspective, this study links macro-structural processes of imperialism and capitalist expansion with micro-structural processes of transfer and translation with regard to global communication. In the end, social and cultural considerations alongside political and economic issues played an equally important role in understanding the course of the wiring of the world and ultimately globalization processes.

Keywords:   transatlantic cable, telecommunications, telegraph, cable technology, globalization

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