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The Resource The Cultural Life of the Automobile : Roads to Modernity, Guillermo Giucci ; translated by Anne Mayagoitia and Debra Nagao

The Cultural Life of the Automobile : Roads to Modernity, Guillermo Giucci ; translated by Anne Mayagoitia and Debra Nagao

Label
The Cultural Life of the Automobile : Roads to Modernity
Title
The Cultural Life of the Automobile
Title remainder
Roads to Modernity
Statement of responsibility
Guillermo Giucci ; translated by Anne Mayagoitia and Debra Nagao
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"From its invention in Europe at the end of the nineteenth century, the automobile crisscrossed the world, completely took over the cities, and became a feature of daily life. Considered basic to the American lifestyle, the car reflected individualism, pragmatism, comfort, and above all, modernity. In Latin America, it served as a symbol of distinction, similar to jewelry or fine clothing. In The Cultural Life of the Automobile, Guillermo Giucci focuses on the automobile as an instrument of social change through its 'kinetic modernity' and as an embodiment of the tremendous social impact of technology on cultural life. Material culture--how certain objects generate a wide array of cultural responses--has been the focus of much scholarly discussion in recent years. The automobile wrought major changes and inspired images in language, literature, and popular culture. Focusing primarily on Latin America but also covering the United States, Europe, Asia, and Africa, Giucci examines how the automobile was variously adapted by different cultures and how its use shaped and changed social and economic relationships within them. At the same time, he shows how the 'automobilization' of society became an essential support for the development of modern individualism, and the automobile its clearest material manifestation."--Page 4 of cover
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Giucci, Guillermo
Dewey number
388.3/42
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
LC call number
HE5611
LC item number
.G5813 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
LLILAS translations from Latin America series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Automobiles
  • Automobiles
  • Automobiles
  • Automobiles
  • TRANSPORTATION
  • Automobiles
  • Automobiles
  • United States
  • Personenkraftwagen
  • Massenkultur
  • Kraftwagen
  • Kultur
  • Bilar
  • Bilar
Label
The Cultural Life of the Automobile : Roads to Modernity, Guillermo Giucci ; translated by Anne Mayagoitia and Debra Nagao
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the Spanish
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Henry Ford : from popular inventor to legend -- Fordism and cultural circulation -- The transnational object -- Contradictions of mobility -- Mechanical actors -- Final remarks : kinetic modernity and the automobile
Control code
794672188
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st University of Texas Press ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 238 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292743595
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794672188
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The Cultural Life of the Automobile : Roads to Modernity, Guillermo Giucci ; translated by Anne Mayagoitia and Debra Nagao
Publication
Note
Translated from the Spanish
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Henry Ford : from popular inventor to legend -- Fordism and cultural circulation -- The transnational object -- Contradictions of mobility -- Mechanical actors -- Final remarks : kinetic modernity and the automobile
Control code
794672188
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st University of Texas Press ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 238 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292743595
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794672188
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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