Engineering Ireland

Patrick Carroll

in Science, Culture, and Modern State Formation

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 2006 | ISBN: 9780520247536
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520932807 | DOI:
Engineering Ireland

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This chapter demonstrates how the civilizing mission was expressed in a discourse that associated moral improvement with material engineering. It is concerned with agriculture and land management, public buildings, roads, town improvement, and sanitary engineering. It discusses how “natural bodies” became “political objects” through the culture of engine science, and how land, bodies, and the built environment were engineered into the forms of techno-territoriality, bio-population, and infrastructural jurisdiction.

Keywords: civilizing mission; moral improvement; material engineering; agriculture; land management; sanitary engineering engine science; infrastructural jurisdiction

Chapter.  8507 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Theory

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