Extrastatecraft: The Power Of Infrastructure Space

Author: Keller Easterling
Homepage_9781784783648

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  • : $23.95(AUD)
  • : 9781784783648
  • : Verso Books
  • : Verso Books
  • : August 2016
  • : 23.99
  • : August 2016
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  • : Keller Easterling
  • : Paperback
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From the skyline of Dubai to the idea of 'quality', the impact of broadband cabling in West Africa to the street plan beneath your feet Extrastatecraft is the operating system of the modern world. What can we do about it? Infrastructure is not only the underground pipes and cables controlling our cities. It also determines the hidden rules that structure the spaces all around us - free trade zones, smart cities, suburbs, and shopping malls. Extrastatecraft charts the emergent new powers controlling this space and shows how they extend beyond the reach of government. How can we find our place in their new world order, and what can we do to combat it?