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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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 landing to reveal how the spaces we live in and the technology we use are integral to American identity, and a key part of American

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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 landing 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.

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Journal of Social History
[A] highly original, wide-ranging, provocative, and elegantly written exploration of unexpected cultural dimensions of technology and history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780859895552
Publisher:
University of Exeter Press
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Series:
Cultural Studies Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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David E. Nye is professor of American history at Odense University.

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