Shifting Narratives of Electricity and Energy in Periods of Transition


A Way out of Darkness: Thinking about the Future of Spain through the Promises of Electricity and Energy Abundance, 1898–1931

Visiting Research Fellow. Centre for History and Philosophy of Science. University of Leeds / “Juan de la Cierva – Incorporación” Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Contemporary History Department. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
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This article historicizes electricity and energy abundance and their relation to the reconfiguration of political power in a context of (self-perceived) national decline. It analyses how electricity was used to generate a whole series of social narratives on national modernization and, most…

Electricity, Modernity and Tradition during Irish Rural Electrification 1940-70