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railway and modernity

railway and modernity

time, space, and the machine ensemble

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Published by Peter Lang in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Railroads in literature.,
  • Railroads -- Social aspects.,
  • Modernism (Aesthetics)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementMatthew Beaumont and Michael Freeman (eds).
    ContributionsBeaumont, Matthew, 1972-, Freeman, Michael J., 1950-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHE1031 .R132 2007
    The Physical Object
    Pagination262 p., [17] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages262
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22545072M
    ISBN 103039110241
    ISBN 109783039110247
    LC Control Number2008396778

    Book Description: Though the history of the German railway system is often associated with the transportation of Jews to labor and death camps, Todd Presner looks instead to the completion of the first German railway lines and their role in remapping the cultural geography and intellectual history of Germany's Jews. Tracking Modernity India’s Railway and the Culture of Mobility Marian Aguiar From Mohandas Gandhi’s nineteenth-century tour in a third-class compartment to the recent cinematic shenanigans of Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited, the railway has been one of India’s most potent emblems of modern life. In the first in-.

    In late nineteenth and early twentieth century Britain, there was widespread fascination with the technological transformations wrought by modernity. Films, newspapers and literature told astonishing stories about technology, such as locomotives breaking speed records and moving images seemingly springing into life onscreen. Treating the German railway as both an iconic symbol of modernity and a crucial social, technological, and political force, Presner advances a groundbreaking interpretation of the ways in which mobility is inextricably linked to German and Jewish visions of modernity.

    The first book to study railway enthusiasts in Britain. The postwar train spotting craze swept most boys (and some girls, despite railways being coded as a male business) into a passion for railways. These people invigorated different sectors in railway enthusiasm's life world - from railway modelling to Britain's huge preserved railway industry. Lines of the Nation radically recasts the history of the Indian railways, which have long been regarded as vectors of modernity and economic prosperity. From the design of carriages to the architecture of stations, employment hierarchies, and the construction of employee housing, Laura Bear explores the new public spaces and social.


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This book brings together contributions from a range of established scholars in a variety of disciplines with the central purpose of exploring the railway less as a transport technology than as a key signifier of capitalist modernity.4/5(2). Authors have been very effective at constructing specialist histories of transport, but have failed to register the railway’s central importance in the representation and understanding of modernity.

This book brings together contributions from a range of established scholars in a variety of disciplines with the central purpose of exploring the railway less as a transport technology than as a key signifier of capitalist modernity.

Authors have been very effective at constructing specialist histories of transport, but have failed to register the railway’s central importance in the representation and understanding of modernity.

This book brings together contributions from a range of established scholars in a variety of disciplines with the central purpose of exploring the railway less as a transport technology than as a key signifier of capitalist :   The Railway and Modernity: Time, Space, and the Machine Ensemble.

4 (1 but have failed to register the railway's central importance in the representation and understanding of modernity. This book brings together contributions from a range of established scholars in a variety of disciplines with the central purpose of exploring the railway 4/5(1).

Strangely, for all the novel hopping among these mostly literary critics there is not one reference to W.G. Sebald's Austerlitz, even though train stations and train rides figure prominently in this book, the name of which evokes a famous battle commemorated as yet another train station, and even though Sebald's exploration of memory and experience has been compared to that other master Author: Michael Miller.

Attention customers: Our webshop is closed on from 5pm (CET) till ca. 5pm (CET) for essential maintenance. For orders during this period please contact [email protected]   The nineteenth-century's steam railway epitomised modernity's relentlessly onrushing advance. In Railways and culture in Britain Ian Carter delves into the cultural impact of train technology, and how this was represented in British society.

Why, for example, did Britain possess no great railway novel?Cited by: Tracking Modernity. Book Description: For centuries the railway has been one of India’s most potent emblems of modern life.

In the first in-depth analysis of representations of the Indian railway, Marian Aguiar interprets modernity through the legacy of this transformative technology. Buy The Railway and Modernity: Time, Space, and the Machine Ensemble 1 by Beaumont, Matthew, Freeman, Michael (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Matthew Beaumont. The Railway and Modernity The following essay was written in for assessment for the Bachelors Degree in Media and Cultural Studies program (1st year) at the University of the West of England.

The nineteenth century was a significant period for industrialisation, and the introduction of the railway stood out in this period as a spectacle. The nineteenth-century's steam railway epitomised modernity's relentlessly onrushing advance.

In Railways and culture in Britain Ian Carter delves into the cultural impact of train technology, and 5/5(1). From Mohandas Gandhi’s nineteenth-century tour in a third-class compartment to the recent cinematic shenanigans of Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited, the railway has been one of India’s most potent emblems of modern life.

In the first in-depth analysis of representations of the Indian railway, Marian Aguiar interprets modernity through the legacy of this transformative technology.

Railways and culture in Britain: The epitome of modernity by Ian Carter, Paperback | Barnes & Noble® The nineteenth-century's steam railway epitomised modernity's relentlessly onrushing advance.

In Railways and culture in Britain Ian Carter delves into the Our Stores Are Open Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events HelpPages: Tracking Modernity: India’s Railway and the Culture of Modernity did not disappoint.

The singular achievement of this book is that it not only revisits the canon of Partition narratives through rigorous attention to a greater diversity of texts including film, but it also offers fine distinctions between the ways recent postcolonial fictions of community are influenced by the continuing presence of railways in India.

The nineteenth-century's steam railway epitomised modernity's relentlessly onrushing advance. In Railways and culture in Britain Ian Carter delves into the cultural impact of train technology, and how this was represented in British society.

Why, for example, did Britain possess no great railway novel. More than any other technical design or social institution, the railway stands for modernity. No competing form of transport, no subsequent technological innovation, no other industry has wrought or facilitated change on the scale that has been brought about by the invention and adoption of the railway.

Try to think of a world before the railway and the meaning of distance and the. Figes argues that “the speed of railway travel was experienced as a revolution,” and he quotes a remark from the German poet Heinrich Heine.

“Space is killed by the railways,” Heine wrote. Most research and writing on railway history has been undertaken in a way that disconnects it from the wider cultural milieu. Authors have been very effective at constructing specialist histories of transport, but have failed to register the railway's central importance in the representation and understanding of modernity.

This book brings together contributions from a range of established. Between andBritish media were fascinated by the technological transformations of modernity. Films, newspapers, illustrations and literature told stories about technology that astonished the senses, from locomotives breaking land-speed records and moving images springing into life onscreen, to the wreckage of train crashes and the disaster of cinema fires.

This book brings together contributions from a range of established scholars in a variety of disciplines with the central purpose of exploring the railway less as a transport technology than as a key signifier of capitalist modernity.

The Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Publica (FE EP) (Ecuadorian Railways Company) is the national railway of railway system was devised to connect the Pacific coast with the Andean highlands.

After many decades of service the railway was severely damaged by heavy rainfall during the El Niño in and and from general neglect as the Pan-American Highway siphoned off.Get this from a library!

From steam to screen: cinema, the railways and modernity. [Rebecca Harrison] -- In late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Britain, there was widespread fascination with the technological transformations wrought by modernity.

Films, newspapers and literature told.In the first in-depth analysis of representations of the Indian railway, Marian Aguiar interprets modernity through the legacy of this transformative technology. Since the colonial period in India, the railway has been idealized as a rational utopia—a moving box in which racial and class differences might be amalgamated under a civic, secular, and public order.