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History & Criticism
  • Author:
    David Nye
  • ISBN:
    0231111975
  • ISBN13:
    978-0231111973
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  • Publisher:
    Columbia University Press (March 15, 1998)
  • Pages:
    224 pages
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    History & Criticism
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David E. Nye. David Nye's Narratives and Spaces examines how photography, the railroad, electricity, space flight and the computer became central, yet often contradictory. David Nye's Narratives and Spaces examines how photography, the railroad, electricity, space flight and the computer became central, yet often contradictory, parts of the way Americans construct and narrate their culture, whether as western settlers, consumers or tourists. The book provides an interdisciplinary perspective on topics at the centre of contemporary debate and draws on a wide range of cultural media.

In this book David Nye explores the stories that clustered around these technologies. He shows how these stories were revised periodically, as social and economic conditions changed, without ever erasing the earlier stories entirely. Nye is Professor Emeritus of American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark. He is the winner of the 2005 Leonardo da Vinci Medal of the Society for the History of Technology. Nye is the author of. The Invented Self: An Anti-biography, from Documents of Thomas A. Edison (1983)†. Image Worlds: Corporate Identities at General Electric, 1890-1930 (1985). Electrifying America: Social Meanings of a New Technology, 1880-1940 (1990). American Technological Sublime (1994).

Fast download ebook Narratives and spaces for tablet - Free Books Online. Download free "Narratives and spaces, technology and the construction of American culture," by David E. Nye EPUB, MOBI, PDF, TXT, Kindle. Book description: Publisher: Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-218) and index. First published in 1997 by University of Exeter Press in Great Britain, in the series Representing American culture-T. If passengers comprehended railways as part of a larger narrative about American expansion and progress, many farmers attacked railroad land grants. In doing so, he rediscovers an American story of origins, with America conceived as a second creation built in harmony with God's first creation.

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Narratives and spaces. technology and the construction of American culture. There's no description for this book yet. by David E. Published 1997 by Columbia University Press in New York. Includes bibliographical references (p. -218) and index. First published in 1997 by University of Exeter Press in Great Britain, in the series Representing American culture"-T.

Nye analyzes the transformation of the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls into tourist sites, the history of light shows at world's fairs, the New Deal programs designed to provide electricity to rural areas, and the Apollo 11 moon to reveal how the spaces we live in and the technology we use are integral to American identity, and a key part of American self-representation. Nye also turns his attention to the Internet, where technology has not simply transformed space, but created a whole new kind of space, and with it, new stories. Nye analyzes the transformation of the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls into tourist sites, the history of light shows at world's fairs, the New Deal programs designed to provide electricity to rural areas, the Apollo 11 moon landing, and the new narratives of the Internet to reveal how the spaces we live in and the technology we use are integral to American identity, and a key part of American self-representation. In examining the interaction of technology, space, and American narrative, Nye argues against the idea that technology is an inevitable and insidious controller of our lives.