The Railway Journey : the Industrialization of Time and Space in the Nineteenth Century.

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 o...

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Main Author: Schivelbusch, Wolfgang.
Format: Book Electronic
Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2014.
Online Access:Connect to eBook (Available to people from CARLI member institutions.)
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover; The Railway Journey: The Industrialization of Time and Space in the Nineteenth Century; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Foreword; Preface to the 2014 Edition; 1. The Mechanization of Motive Power; 2. The Machine Ensemble; 3. Railroad Space and Railroad Time; Excursus: The Space of Glass Architecture; 4. Panoramic Travel; 5. The Compartment; The End of Conversation while Traveling; Isolation; Drama in the Compartment; The Compartment as a Problem; 6. The American Railroad; Transportation Before the Railroad; The Construction of the Railroad; The New Type of Carriage. River Steamboat and Canal Packet as Models for the American Railroad CarSea Voyage on Rails; Postscript; 7. The Pathology of the Railroad Journey; Excursus: Industrial Fatigue; 8. The Accident; Accident and Crisis; 9. Railway Accident, 'Railway Spine' and Traumatic Neurosis; Excursus: The History of Shock; 10. Stimulus Shield: or, the Industrialized Consciousness; 11. The Railroad Station: Entrance to the City; 12. Tracks in the City; 13. Circulation; Bibliographical Note; Index.