Narratives and Spaces: Technology and the Construction of American Culture

Narratives and Spaces: Technology and the Construction of American Culture

by David E. Nye
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0231111975

ISBN-13: 9780231111973

Pub. Date: 01/27/1998

Publisher: Columbia University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231111973
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
01/27/1998
Series:
Cultural Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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