Riding The New York Subway: The Invention Of The Modern Passenger

February 16, 2021|
Riding The New York Subway: The Invention Of The Modern Passenger by Stefan Hohne
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A history of New York subway passengers as they navigated the system''s constraints while striving for individuality, or at least a smooth ride.

When the subway first opened with much fanfare on October 27, 1904, New York became a city of underground passengers almost overnight. In this book, Stefan Höhne examines how the experiences of subway passengers in New York City were intertwined with cultural changes in urban mass society throughout the twentieth century. Höhne argues that underground transportation--which early passengers found both exhilarating and distressing--changed perceptions, interactions, and the organization of everyday life.
Stefan Höhne is a a cultural historian of urbanization and technology and a Mercator Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) in Essen, Germany.
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Title:Riding The New York Subway: The Invention Of The Modern PassengerFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:400 pages, 9 X 7 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:400 pages, 9 X 7 X 0.68 inPublished:16 février 2021Publisher:MIT PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0262542013

ISBN - 13:9780262542012

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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