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The Resource London underground : a cultural geography, David Ashford, (electronic resource)

London underground : a cultural geography, David Ashford, (electronic resource)

Label
London underground : a cultural geography
Title
London underground
Title remainder
a cultural geography
Statement of responsibility
David Ashford
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In London Underground: A Cultural Geography, David Ashford sets out to chart one of the strangest, as well as the most familiar, spaces in London. This book provides a theoretical account of the evolution of an archetypal modern environment. The first to complete that slow process of estrangement from the natural topography initiated by the Industrial Revolution, the London Underground is shown to be what French anthropologist Marc Augé has termed non-lieu - a non-place, like motorway, supermarket or airport lounge, compelled to interpret its relationship to the invisible landscape it traverses through the medium of signs and maps. Surveying an unusually wide variety of material, ranging from the Victorian triple-decker novel, to Modernist art and architecture, to Pop music and graffiti, this cultural geography suggests that the tube-network is a transitional form, linking the alienated spaces of Victorian England to the virtual spaces of our contemporary consumer-capitalism. Recounting the history of the production of this new space, and of the struggles it has generated, London Underground is nothing less than the story of how people have attempted to make a home in the psychopathological spaces of the modern world.--
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Ashford, David
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • London Underground Limited
  • Subways
  • Cultural geography
  • London (England)
Label
London underground : a cultural geography, David Ashford, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781781387085/type/BOOK
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The book of the machine : a user's guide -- Psychopathology of modern space : the underground railways of the inner circle in the Victorian imagination -- The lord of the dynamos : the American invasion of the tube-network in Theodore Dreiser's The stoic (1947) -- Blueprints for Babylon : modernist mapping of the London underground -- Making a home in modernity : the conceptual history of metroland -- Christmas in hell : tube-shelter children in images by Bill Brandt and Henry Moore -- Insurrection in alphabet-city : counterculture in the London underground -- The ghost in the machine : psychogeography in the London underground
Control code
CR9781781387085
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 188 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781781387085
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)875241057
Label
London underground : a cultural geography, David Ashford, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781781387085/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The book of the machine : a user's guide -- Psychopathology of modern space : the underground railways of the inner circle in the Victorian imagination -- The lord of the dynamos : the American invasion of the tube-network in Theodore Dreiser's The stoic (1947) -- Blueprints for Babylon : modernist mapping of the London underground -- Making a home in modernity : the conceptual history of metroland -- Christmas in hell : tube-shelter children in images by Bill Brandt and Henry Moore -- Insurrection in alphabet-city : counterculture in the London underground -- The ghost in the machine : psychogeography in the London underground
Control code
CR9781781387085
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 188 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781781387085
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)875241057

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