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Transnational currents in a shrinking world : 1870-1945, Emily S. Rosenberg

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Transnational currents in a shrinking world : 1870-1945
Title
Transnational currents in a shrinking world
Title remainder
1870-1945
Statement of responsibility
Emily S. Rosenberg
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Suggesting crisscrossing flows of power, "currents" provide an especially apt metaphor for transnational exchanges in the age of the telegraph and incandescent light bulb. Rosenberg traces the internationalizing currents that impelled a desire to create global rule-setting institutions, from the Universal Postal Union to the International Olympic Committee to the League of Nations. Other transnational currents coalesced around social networks of class, ethnic, gender, and religious affiliations; around exhibitions such as world fairs, museums, and botanical gardens; around networks of expertise in engineering, medicine, social science, and urban planning; and around mass media and cultures of consumption. Rosenberg suggests that these currents brought a modernity that mixed faith in the rationality of science and technology with a fascination for emotional and spectacle-driven entertainments. In this age of nationalism and imperialism, they both assisted and disrupted ambitions for territorial expansion; they ushered in a new world in which fast-moving technologies of representation brought multiple and shifting codes of meaning. Often overlooked in histories centered on nation-states, transnational currents highlight the irregular patterns of global change and underscore the fluidity of spatial and personal identifications in the period from 1870 to the end of World War II. --
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1944-
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Rosenberg, Emily S.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Transnationalism
  • Internationalism
  • Social networks
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Transnational currents in a shrinking world : 1870-1945, Emily S. Rosenberg
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-262) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Currents of internationalism -- Social networking and entangled attachments -- Exhibitionary nodes -- Circuits of expertise -- Spectacular flows
Control code
ocn858749380
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780674281332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)858749380
Label
Transnational currents in a shrinking world : 1870-1945, Emily S. Rosenberg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Currents of internationalism -- Social networking and entangled attachments -- Exhibitionary nodes -- Circuits of expertise -- Spectacular flows
Control code
ocn858749380
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780674281332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)858749380

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