The Resource The cultural life of the automobile : roads to modernity, Guillermo Giucci ; translated by Anne Mayagoitia and Debra Nagao, (electronic book)

The cultural life of the automobile : roads to modernity, Guillermo Giucci ; translated by Anne Mayagoitia and Debra Nagao, (electronic book)

Label
The cultural life of the automobile : roads to modernity
Title
The cultural life of the automobile
Title remainder
roads to modernity
Statement of responsibility
Guillermo Giucci ; translated by Anne Mayagoitia and Debra Nagao
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"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 the Automobile, Guillermo Giucci focuses on the automobile as an instrument of social change through its 'kinetic modernity' and as an embodiment of the tremendous social impact of technology on cultural life. Material culture--how certain objects generate a wide array of cultural responses--has been the focus of much scholarly discussion in recent years. The automobile wrought major changes and inspired images in language, literature, and popular culture. Focusing primarily on Latin America but also covering the United States, Europe, Asia, and Africa, Giucci examines how the automobile was variously adapted by different cultures and how its use shaped and changed social and economic relationships within them. At the same time, he shows how the 'automobilization' of society became an essential support for the development of modern individualism, and the automobile its clearest material manifestation."--Page 4 of cover
Member of
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Vida cultural del automóvil
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
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Giucci, Guillermo
Dewey number
388.3/42
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HE5611
LC item number
.G5813 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Automobiles
  • Automobiles
  • Automobiles
  • Automobiles
Label
The cultural life of the automobile : roads to modernity, Guillermo Giucci ; translated by Anne Mayagoitia and Debra Nagao, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Translated from the Spanish
  • Originally published in Portugese in 2004 as A vida cultural do automóvel : Percursos da modernidade cinética. Rio de Janeiro: Civilização Brasileira. Published in Spanish in 2007 as La vida cultural del automóvil : Rutas de la modernidad cinética. Buenos Aire: Universidad Nacional de Quilmes
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ebr10582911
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st University of Texas Press ed.
Extent
xix, 238 p., [12] p. of plates
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The cultural life of the automobile : roads to modernity, Guillermo Giucci ; translated by Anne Mayagoitia and Debra Nagao, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
  • Translated from the Spanish
  • Originally published in Portugese in 2004 as A vida cultural do automóvel : Percursos da modernidade cinética. Rio de Janeiro: Civilização Brasileira. Published in Spanish in 2007 as La vida cultural del automóvil : Rutas de la modernidad cinética. Buenos Aire: Universidad Nacional de Quilmes
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ebr10582911
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st University of Texas Press ed.
Extent
xix, 238 p., [12] p. of plates
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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