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After 1945 : latency as origin of the present

Author: Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is it the legacy that humankind has been living with since 1945? We were once convinced that time was the agent of change. But in the past decade or two, our experience of time has been transformed. Technology preserves and inundates us with the past, and we perceive our future as a set of converging and threatening inevitabilities: nuclear annihilation, global warming, overpopulation. Overwhelmed by these  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012043944
Named Person: Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht; Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht; Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
ISBN: 080478616X 9780804786164
OCLC Number: 849246464
Notes: "Originally published in German under the title Nach 1945."
Description: 1 online resource (227 pages)
Contents: One Car Away from Death: An Overture; 1. Emergence of Latency? : A Generation's Beginning; 2. Forms of Latency; 3. No Exit and No Entry; 4. Bad Faith / Interrogations; 5. Derailment / Containers; 6. Effects of Latency; 7. Unconcealment of Latency? : My Story with Time; The Form of This Book; Bibliography; Index
Other Titles: Nach 1945.
Responsibility: Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht.

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Through a bold combination of meticulous historiographical research and autobiographical material, this book characterizes the post-World War II era as a time of "latency" during which there emerged  Read more...

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