Narratives and Spaces
Technology and the Construction of American Culture
By (author) David E. Nye
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Narratives and Spaces by David E. Nye
Book DescriptionNye analyzes the transformation of the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls into tourist sites, the history of light shows at world's fairs, the New Deal programs designed to provide electricity to rural areas, and the Apollo 11 moon to reveal how the spaces we live in and the technology we use are integral to American identity, and a key part of American self-representation. Nye also turns his attention to the Internet, where technology has not simply transformed space, but created a whole new kind of space, and with it, new stories.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780231111973
(233mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - David E. Nye
David E. Nye is professor of American history at Odense University.
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