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    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    London [England] : Bloomsbury Academic | London [England] : Bloomsbury Publishing
    Format: 1 Online-Ressource (vii, 280 Seiten)
    Edition: First edition
    ISBN: 9781350053236 , 9781350053229 , 9781350053212
    Series Statement: The Bloomsbury History of Modern Germany Series
    Content: "People often associate postwar Germany with technology and with its products of mass consumption, such as luxury cars. Even pop music, most notably Kraftwerk (literally 'power station') with songs such as Autobahn, Radioactivity or We are the Robots, disseminates the stereotype of a close link between German culture and technology. Technology in Modern German History explores various forms of technology in 200 years of German history and explains how technology has been fundamental to the shaping of modern Germany. The book investigates the role technology played in transforming Germany's culture, society and politics during the 19th and 20th centuries. Key topics covered include the different stages of industrialization, the growth of networked cities, and the triumph of a teleological narrative of technology as progress. Moreover, it provides a critical revision of the history of high technology which reveals how high-tech euphoria determined certain paths in history regardless of whether the respective technology proved to be successful. In its second part, the volume introduces new avenues in scholarship. Karsten Uhl examines neglected areas, such as rural technologies or the often-overlooked importance of everyday technologies: How did consumers or workers use new technologies? How did they appropriate and modify them? Lastly, the book considers the final decades of the 20th century and asks if they provided a significant new quality of technological change: To what degree and effects did computerization transform professional and private life in Germany? In culture and politics, reinforced by the German variety of environmentalism, the idea of progress was challenged, as the once prevailing vision of progress gave way to new apprehensions of uncertainty evident to this day. Technology in Modern German History brings fascinating insight into a much neglected area of German history for students and scholars alike."--
    Note: Includes bibliographical references and index , Part I - Tracing the history. 1. Industrialization and beyond -- 2. Urban technologies -- 3. High technology -- 4. Visions of progress Part II - New directions -- 5. The human body in a highly 'technified' environment -- 6. Rural technologies -- 7. Everyday technologies -- 8. Apprehensions of uncertainty -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Sources and annotated , Mode of access: World Wide Web.
    Additional Edition: ISBN 9781350053205
    Additional Edition: Erscheint auch als Druck-Ausgabe Uhl, Karsten, 1972 - Technology in modern German history London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2022 ISBN 9781350053205
    Language: English
    Subjects: History
    Keywords: Geschichte 1800-2021 ; Deutschland ; Technologie ; Gesellschaft ; Geschichte 1800-2021 ; Geschichte 1800-2021 ; Deutschland ; Technologie ; Industrialisierung ; Technische Innovation
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