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The cultural life of the automobile : roads to modernity

Author: Guillermo Giucci
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, 2012.
Series: LLILAS Translations from Latin America series.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : English : 1st University of Texas Press edView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Giucci, Guillermo, 1954-
Cultural life of the automobile.
Austin : University of Texas Press, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, 2012
(OCoLC)794672188
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Guillermo Giucci
ISBN: 9780292728721 0292728727 9780292737846 029273784X
OCLC Number: 761845202
Notes: Translated from the Spanish.
Description: xix, 238 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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.
Series Title: LLILAS Translations from Latin America series.
Other Titles: Vida cultural del automóvil.
Responsibility: Guillermo Giucci ; translated by Anne Mayagoitia and Debra Nagao.
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Illuminating the question of what it means to be a mobile human anywhere in the modern world, this strikingly original work of cultural history examines how changes in consciousness, identity, and  Read more...

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