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The Resource Modernism and the culture of efficiency : ideology and fiction, Evelyn Cobley

Modernism and the culture of efficiency : ideology and fiction, Evelyn Cobley

Label
Modernism and the culture of efficiency : ideology and fiction
Title
Modernism and the culture of efficiency
Title remainder
ideology and fiction
Statement of responsibility
Evelyn Cobley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Modernism and the Culture of Efficiency engages with the idea of efficiency as it emerged at the beginning of the twentieth century. Evelyn Cobley's close readings of modernist British fiction by writers as diverse as Aldous Huxley, Joseph Conrad, and E. M. Forster identify characters whose attitudes and behaviour patterns indirectly manifest cultural anxieties that can be traced to the conflicted logic of efficiency." "Revisiting the principles of work developed by Henry Ford and F. W. Taylor, Cobley draws out the broader social, political, cultural, and psychological implications of the assembly line and the efficiency expert's stopwatch. The pursuit of efficiency, she argues, was the often unintentional impetus for the development of social control mechanisms that gradually infiltrated the consciousness of individuals and eventually suffused the fabric of society. Evelyn Cobley's sophisticated analysis is the first step in understanding an ideology that has received little attention from literary critics despite its broad sociocultural implications."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cobley, Evelyn
Dewey number
306.4/6
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.M54
LC item number
C63 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Industrial efficiency
  • Technological innovations
  • English fiction
  • Technology in literature
Label
Modernism and the culture of efficiency : ideology and fiction, Evelyn Cobley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [325]-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
319932289
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 344 pages
Isbn
9780802099570
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2009281504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)319932289
Label
Modernism and the culture of efficiency : ideology and fiction, Evelyn Cobley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [325]-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
319932289
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 344 pages
Isbn
9780802099570
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2009281504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)319932289

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