페이스북에 공유 트위터에 공유 구글플러스에 공유 카카오톡에 공유 네이버밴드에 공유
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Writer Master Date 2016-07-06
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Subject Patents and Profit: The Image of the USA as the World’s Pioneer in Technology,
Engineering, Communications and Urban Planning
Contents Link: http:link.springer.comchapter10.1057978-1-137-35280-4_5

Authors: Kate Ferris

Abstract:
This chapter explores images of America as the key site of technological modernity, which resulted at least in part from US projects of itself as a world pioneer in mechanical and scientific inventions and their commercial applications, urban planning and communications. Such images again operated in a complex transnational field of images. Spanish scientists and the small but engaged public audience for science looked transnationally, to the USA but also to Britain, France, Germany and further afield to understand how modern technologies might shape Spain's future. The United States was imagined as a technological pioneer in particular respects: in patenting and drawing maximum profit from inventions; in creating inventions that brought comfort and luxury and in constructing in superlatives-the 'biggest', the 'longest' and the 'greatest' in the world. Spanish images of US technologies were inflected variously with positive admiration and emulation, with envious ressentiment and, increasingly, with fear of the military implications of US technologies and inventions as war between Spain and the USA, over Cuban independence, neared.