Rereading The Machine In The Garden: Nature And Technology In American Culture by Eric C. ErbacherRereading The Machine In The Garden: Nature And Technology In American Culture by Eric C. Erbacher

Rereading The Machine In The Garden: Nature And Technology In American Culture

EditorEric C. Erbacher, Nicole Maruo-schröder, Florian Sedlmeier

Paperback | February 15, 2015

Pricing and Purchase Info

$67.95

Earn 340 plum® points
Quantity:

Ships within 3-5 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

This book reexamines the trope of the machine in the garden first laid out in one of the founding texts of American studies by Leo Marx fifty years ago. The contributors to this volume explore the lasting influence of this concept on American culture and the arts, rereading it as a dialectic wherein nature is as much technologized as technology is naturalized. Extending the relevance of Marx’s theory from the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries, they examine filmic and literary representations of industrial, bureaucratic, and digital gardens; explore its role in the aftermath of the Civil War and of rural electrification during the New Deal; its significance in landscape art as well as in ethnic literatures; and discuss the historical premises and continued impact of Leo Marx’s groundbreaking study.
Eric Erbacher is a lecturer in American studies at the University of Muenster, Germany. Nicole Maruo-Schröder is professor of cultural studies at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany. She is the author of Spaces and Places in Motion: Spatial Concepts in Contemporary American Literature. Florian Sedlmeier is assistant professor of ...
Loading
Title:Rereading The Machine In The Garden: Nature And Technology In American CultureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:246 pages, 8.38 × 5.5 × 0.9 inPublished:February 15, 2015Publisher:Campus VerlagLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3593501910

ISBN - 13:9783593501918

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews