The Newberry Library Seminar on Technology, Politics and Culture
Co-sponsored by the University of Illinois at Chicago, Roosevelt University, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and Northwestern University
November 14, 2003, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Modernity, Politics, Science, and Technology during the Popular Unity Government in Chile
Margaret Power, Illinois Institute of Technology
The Popular Unity (UP) government of Salvador Allende promised to modernize the nation. As Marxists and as nationalists, many UP leaders equated modernity with industrial development, the forging of a more equitable society, and the nationalization of domestic and foreign, principally U.S., financial and industrial holdings. This paper will explore the UPs conceptualization of modernity and gender, the policies it employed to achieve its goals, how it understood and used technology and science to advance its project, and the measures it adopted in the face of attempts to undermine it.
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Scholl Center for Family and Community History
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60 W. Walton St.
Chicago, IL 60610
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