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Published: 27 October 2016

248 Pages | 18 illus.


ISBN: 9780190248901

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The Rarified Air of the Modern

Airplanes and Technological Modernity in the Andes

Willie Hiatt

  • Explores the transnational character of aviation and demonstrates how Peru's history has been intertwined with Western history
  • Analyzes how Peruvians mobilized and understood a specific technology to construct a modern identity and articulate historical narratives aligned with the West
  • Highlights how technology brought together diverse regions to illuminate a shared national vision