The enemy is nature: Military machines and technological bricolage in Britain’s ‘Great Agricultural Experiment’

Mahony, Martin (2021) The enemy is nature: Military machines and technological bricolage in Britain’s ‘Great Agricultural Experiment’. Arcadia: Explorations in Environmental History, Spring 2021.

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Abstract

The link between warfare and technological innovation has been well documented by historians. World War II was a particularly intense crucible of technological change, and the repurposing of military technologies and industries in the forging of a new post-war consumer capitalism is crucial for understanding the “Great Acceleration” phase of the Anthropocene. Processes of technological bricolage turned the machines of war onto the natural world, as global powers competed to cement their economic and imperial hegemony.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
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Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2021 00:41
Last Modified: 24 May 2022 14:25
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/79542
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