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Stefan Krebs & Heike Weber 
The Persistence of Technology 
Histories of Repair, Reuse and Disposal

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Repair, reuse and disposal are closely interlinked phenomena related to the service lives and persistence of technologies. When technical artefacts become old and worn out, decisions have to be taken: is it necessary, worthwhile or even possible to maintain and repair, reuse or dismantle them – or must they be discarded? These decisions depend on factors such as the availability of second-hand markets, repair infrastructures and dismantling or disposal facilities. In telling the stories of China’s power grid, Canadian telephones, German automobiles and India’s shipbreaking business, among others, the contributions in this volume highlight the persistence of technologies and show that maintenance and repair are not obsolete in modern industries and consumer societies.
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Stefan Krebs (Dr. phil.) is Assistant Professor for Contemporary History at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History.
Heike Weber (Dr. phil.) Heike Weber is Professor of History of Technology at the Technische Universität Berlin.
Language English ● Format PDF ● Pages 400 ● ISBN 9783839447413 ● Editor Stefan Krebs & Heike Weber ● Publisher transcript Verlag ● City Bielefeld ● Country DE ● Published 2021 ● Edition 1 ● Downloadable 24 months ● Currency EUR ● ID 6873601 ● Copy protection Social DRM

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