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Railway Journey The Industrialization and Perception of Time and Space

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ISBN-10: 0520282264

ISBN-13: 9780520282261

Edition: N/A

Authors: Wolfgang Schivelbusch

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The impact of constant technological change upon our perception of the world is so pervasive as to have become a commonplace of modern society. But this was not always the case; as Wolfgang Schivelbusch points out in this fascinating study, our adaptation to technological change—the development of our modern, industrialized consciousness—was very much a learned behavior. In The Railway Journey, Schivelbusch examines the origins of this industrialized consciousness by exploring the reaction in the nineteenth century to the first dramatic avatar of technological change, the railroad.In a highly original and engaging fashion, Schivelbusch discusses the ways in which our perceptions of…    
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 5/6/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 5.47" wide x 8.19" long x 0.57" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English