Engineers of Happy Land: Technology and Nationalism in a Colony
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Engineers of Happy Land: Technology and Nationalism in a Colony

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Based on close reading of historical documents--poetry as much as statistics--and focused on the conceptualization of technology, this book is an unconventional evocation of late colonial Netherlands East Indies (today Indonesia). In considering technology and the ways that people use and think about "things," Rudolf Mrazek invents an original way to talk about freedom, co...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 24th 2002 by Princeton University Press (first published March 4th 2002)
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mahatma
saya membaca buku ini sudah dalam terjemahan indonesia. namun demikian, tidak kendor penghargaan saya padanya.
buku ini mengulas [atau memanfaatkan bahan] sejarah dengan meneliti benda-benda. suatu pendekatan baru yang mengamati muncul, berkembang dan surutnya penggunaan benda-benda sesehari.
dari kereta api -misalnya- tergambarlah modus ekonomi kolonial dan pribumi sekaligus, dmeikian pula konsep tentang progres/kemajuan, tentang terbukanya ruang-ruang isolasi tradisonal. demikian pula ulasan te...more
Ewa
Some experts call Walter Benjamin's 1000-plus page magnum opus The Arcades Project (Cambridge: Belknap/Harvard 1999) quite simply one of the greatest 20th century efforts to comprehend "History". Some even call this thick tome the greatest endeavour of all studies into one of the most fundamental perceptions in 2500 years of world development: a perception arising from awareness of the way the relationship between limited humanity and unlimited time dictates human life.

Inspired by various sourc...more
Gede Budi Suprayoga
Artifak, dalam berbagi wujud, secara sadar dan tidak sadar memberikan makna bagi masyarakat pada zamannya. Sebaliknya, teknologi yang terkandung dalam setiap benda adalah manifestasi atas alam berpikir suatu masyarakat. Dengan demikian, teknologi tidaklah netral cenderung untuk mendiskriminasikan dan menyesuaikan dengan bentuk keteraturan sosial yang diharapkan.

Sebagai ilustrasi, jalan pada zaman kolonial Belanda adalah sebuah bentuk diskriminasi dan penguasaan teritori antara "penjajah" dan "te...more
Mirna
Since as early as 1900 there had been worries on the lack of trees in the planning and development of cities in Indonesia, especially those in Java.
The colonial Dutch, which was actually responsible for bringing modernism to Java, complained the most about it. In Europe, there are still green gardens or green reservatoirs that kept and preserved old trees. In Indonesia the old trees were gone, replaced by trees such as Acacia that grew faster.
So, ... what actually is the cause?
is it because of ....more
ariel arrayyan
Buku ini tepat dibaca oleh Anda yang ingin menelusuri akar sejarah perkembangan teknologi dan akar historis nasionalisme di Indonesia.
Kuncz Arock
Bercerita tentang perkembangan teknologi, dari yang paling sederhana, dan akibat-akibat sosial-ekonomi-politiknya di Indonesia.
Nicholas
Beautifully written history of technology and nationalism in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia).
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