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dc.contributor.authorStaley, Richarden
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-08T06:30:37Z
dc.date.available2018-09-08T06:30:37Z
dc.identifier.issn0269-8897
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/279794
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines some of the ways that machines, mechanisms and the new mechanics were treated in post World War I discourse. Spengler’s 1919 Decline of the West and Hessen’s 1931 study of Newton have usually been tied closely to Weimar culture in Germany, and Soviet politics. Linking them also to the writings of Rathenau, Simmel, Chase, Mumford, Hayek and others, as well as to Dada and film studies of the city will indicate central features of a wide-ranging, international discourse on the machine and mechanisation. I argue that machines were so thoroughly integrated into social and economic experience that we can treat this as a distinctive new phase in the cultural history of mechanics, what some contemporaries called the “machine age”: a period in which rather than the hand mill or steam engine, the city stands as an appropriate realisation (and sometimes symbol) of the significance but also ambiguities and tensions of mechanical life; and concepts of mechanisation were extended to encompass the economy and market mechanisms.
dc.languageengen
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.subjectMechanisastion, history ofen
dc.subjectMechanics, history ofen
dc.subjectMachine Ageen
dc.subjectWalther Rathenauen
dc.subjectOswald Spengleren
dc.subjectThorstein Veblenen
dc.subjectStuart Chaseen
dc.subjectLewis Mumforden
dc.subjectGeorg Simmelen
dc.subjectDadaen
dc.subjectFriedrich A. Hayeken
dc.subjectTimothy Mitchellen
dc.titleThe Interwar Period as a Machine Age: Mechanics, The Machine, Mechanisms and The Market in Discourseen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage292
prism.issueIdentifier3en
prism.publicationNameScience in Contexten
prism.startingPage263
prism.volume31en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.27164
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-06-17en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1017/S0269889718000236en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-06-17en
dc.contributor.orcidStaley, Richard [0000-0002-8200-7446]
dc.identifier.eissn1474-0664
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
cam.issuedOnline2018-09-05en
dc.identifier.urlhttps://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/science-in-context/article/interwar-period-as-a-machine-age-mechanics-the-machine-mechanisms-and-the-market-in-discourse/0FB582D16E51AEC2598812A280DDAF55en


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