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The railway journey : the industrialization of time and space in the 19th century

Author: Wolfgang Schivelbusch
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfgang Schivelbusch
ISBN: 9780520058125 0520058127 9780520059290 0520059298
OCLC Number: 13581021
Language Note: In English translated from the German.
Notes: Translation of: Geschichte der Eisenbahnreise.
Erratum slip laid in.
Description: xvi, 203 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / Alan Trachtenberg --
The mechanization of motive power --
The machine ensemble --
Railroad space and railroad time --
The space of glass architecture --
Panoramic travel --
The compartment. The end of conversation while traveling ; Isolation ; Drama in the compartment ; The compartment as a problem --
The American railroad. Transportation before the railroad ; The construction of the railroad ; The new type of carriage ; River steamboat and canal packet as models for the American railroad car ; Sea voyage on rails ; Postscript --
The pathology of the railroad journey --
Industrial fatigue --
The accident. Accident and crisis --
Railway accident, "railway spine" and traumatic neurosis --
The history of shock --
Stimulus shield : or, the industrialized consciousness --
The railroad station : entrance to the city --
Tracks in the city --
Circulation.
Other Titles: Geschichte der Eisenbahnreise.
Responsibility: Wolfgang Schivelbusch.

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Acknowledgments viii Foreword - Arnold Trachtenberg xiii 1. The Mechanization of Motive Power 1 2. The Machine Ensemble 16 3. Railroad Space and Railroad Time 33 Excursus: The Space of Glass Architecture 45 4. Panoramic Travel 52 5. The Compartment 70 The End of Conversation while Traveling 73 Isolation 77 Drama in the Compartment 80 The Compartment as a Problem 83 6.The American Railroad 89 Transportation Before the Railroad 95 The Construction of the Railroad 95 The New Type of Carraige 98 River Steamboat and Canal PAcket as Models for the American Railraod Car 103 Sea Voyage on Rails 107 Postscript 112 7. The Pathology of the Railroad Journey Excurus: Industrial Fatigue 124 8. The Accident 124 Accident and Crisis 132 9.Railway Accident, "Railway Spine" and Traumatic Neurosis 134 Excursus: The History of Shock 150 10. Stimulus Shield: or, the Industrialized Conciousness 159 11. The Railroad Station: Entrance to the City 171 12. Tracks in the City 178 13. Circulation 188 Bibliographical Note 198 Index 201

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