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The Museum of Fetishes

Larry Lohmann () and Nicholas Hildyard ()
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Development, 2019, vol. 62, issue 1, 103-110

Abstract: Abstract In the 1950s and 1960s, exhibitions such as the World’s Fair portrayed visions of the future in which technology, driven by boundless human ingenuity, opened up vistas ‘of limitless promise’ in a world seemingly emptied of political and ecological conflict. Today it’s easy to laugh at such portrayals, but many contemporary discussions about ‘energy alternatives’ and similar subjects suffer from the same fetishising of technology.

Keywords: Energy; Alternatives; Technology; Desertec; Fusion; Technoporn; World’s fair (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1057/s41301-019-00215-2

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