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An anthropology of the machine : Tokyo's commuter train network

Author: Michael Fisch, (Anthropologist)
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
With its infamously packed cars and disciplined commuters, Tokyo's commuter train network is one of the most complex technical infrastructures on Earth. In An Anthropology of the Machine, Michael Fisch provides a nuanced perspective on how Tokyo's commuter train network embodies the lived realities of technology in our modern world. Drawing on his fine-grained knowledge of transportation, work, and everyday life in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fisch, Michael (Anthropologist).
Anthropology of the machine.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017054085
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Fisch, (Anthropologist)
ISBN: 9780226558691 022655869X
OCLC Number: 1034527079
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 302 pages)
Contents: Finessing the interval --
Inhabiting the interval --
Operation without capacity --
Gaming the interval --
Forty-four minutes --
Ninety seconds.
Responsibility: Michael Fisch.
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