The Technical Imagination: Argentine Culture's Modern Dreams (Writing Science)

4.4 avg rating
( 5 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780804735421: The Technical Imagination: Argentine Culture's Modern Dreams (Writing Science)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In what Beatriz Sarlo calls six "episodes," ranging from the proto–science fiction of Horacio Quiroga and the apocalyptic urban surrealism of Roberto Arlt through the development of mass media, tales of inventors and inventions, and an entertaining tour of "weird science" and medical quackery, The Technical Imagination examines how technology entered the popular imagination in 1920s and 1930s Argentina. Often wry, but always sympathetic, and dispensing erudition with a light touch, Sarlo shows how the products of modern technology (radio, the telephone and telegraph, movies, and rudimentary forays into television, among other phenomena) announced an unprecedented break with the past while also provoking an ironic recrudescence of age-old superstitions. Although the new technologies helped to shape notions of modernity at all levels of Argentine society, Sarlo focuses particularly on the working-class amateur inventors of Buenos Aires, and on how their inventions―even when they failed, as they frequently did―point to what can be recognized today as the reorganization of an intellectual hierarchy, and thus of an era's, and a culture's, intellectual history.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Beatriz Sarlo, one of the most important literary and cultural critics in Argentina and all of Latin America, was a founder of the progressive journal Punto de Vista. She is currently a professor in the Department of Philosophy and Literature at the Universidad de Buenos Aires.

Review:

"The importance of Beatriz Sarlo's work for literary and cultural criticism in Argentina over the last three decades can hardly be overstated. . . The sheer breadth and scope of Sarlo's work, from studies on Echeverria, Payro and Borges to the cultural politics of Peronism, postmodern consumerism or, most recently, the critique of the 'memorial shift' in history, puts her in a league of her own: few in Argentina, or indeed elsewhere, can match the lucidity of Sarlo's 'reading machine', her ability to trace connections and relays across the archive of Argentine culture, high as well as low-brow." (Jens Andermann Bulletin of Spanish Studies)

"This slim yet solid volume provides rare insight into the intersection of culture, technology, and society in early twentieth-century Argentina." (The Americas)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Sarlo, Beatriz
ISBN 10: 0804735425 ISBN 13: 9780804735421
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2007. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # TX-9780804735421

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 56.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Sarlo, Beatriz
Published by Stanford University Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 0804735425 ISBN 13: 9780804735421
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Stanford University Press, 2007. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IP-9780804735421

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 61.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.57
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Beatriz Sarlo
Published by Stanford University Press, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0804735425 ISBN 13: 9780804735421
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Stanford University Press, United States, 2007. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. In what Beatriz Sarlo calls six episodes, ranging from the proto-science fiction of Horacio Quiroga and the apocalyptic urban surrealism of Roberto Arlt through the development of mass media, tales of inventors and inventions, and an entertaining tour of weird science and medical quackery, The Technical Imagination examines how technology entered the popular imagination in 1920s and 1930s Argentina. Often wry, but always sympathetic, and dispensing erudition with a light touch, Sarlo shows how the products of modern technology (radio, the telephone and telegraph, movies, and rudimentary forays into television, among other phenomena) announced an unprecedented break with the past while also provoking an ironic recrudescence of age-old superstitions. Although the new technologies helped to shape notions of modernity at all levels of Argentine society, Sarlo focuses particularly on the working-class amateur inventors of Buenos Aires, and on how their inventions-even when they failed, as they frequently did-point to what can be recognized today as the reorganization of an intellectual hierarchy, and thus of an era s, and a culture s, intellectual history. Seller Inventory # APC9780804735421

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 76.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Beatriz Sarlo
Published by Stanford University Press, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0804735425 ISBN 13: 9780804735421
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Stanford University Press, United States, 2007. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. In what Beatriz Sarlo calls six episodes, ranging from the proto-science fiction of Horacio Quiroga and the apocalyptic urban surrealism of Roberto Arlt through the development of mass media, tales of inventors and inventions, and an entertaining tour of weird science and medical quackery, The Technical Imagination examines how technology entered the popular imagination in 1920s and 1930s Argentina. Often wry, but always sympathetic, and dispensing erudition with a light touch, Sarlo shows how the products of modern technology (radio, the telephone and telegraph, movies, and rudimentary forays into television, among other phenomena) announced an unprecedented break with the past while also provoking an ironic recrudescence of age-old superstitions. Although the new technologies helped to shape notions of modernity at all levels of Argentine society, Sarlo focuses particularly on the working-class amateur inventors of Buenos Aires, and on how their inventions-even when they failed, as they frequently did-point to what can be recognized today as the reorganization of an intellectual hierarchy, and thus of an era s, and a culture s, intellectual history. Seller Inventory # BTE9780804735421

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 77.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Beatriz Sarlo
Published by Stanford University Press, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0804735425 ISBN 13: 9780804735421
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Stanford University Press, United States, 2007. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.In what Beatriz Sarlo calls six episodes, ranging from the proto-science fiction of Horacio Quiroga and the apocalyptic urban surrealism of Roberto Arlt through the development of mass media, tales of inventors and inventions, and an entertaining tour of weird science and medical quackery, The Technical Imagination examines how technology entered the popular imagination in 1920s and 1930s Argentina. Often wry, but always sympathetic, and dispensing erudition with a light touch, Sarlo shows how the products of modern technology (radio, the telephone and telegraph, movies, and rudimentary forays into television, among other phenomena) announced an unprecedented break with the past while also provoking an ironic recrudescence of age-old superstitions. Although the new technologies helped to shape notions of modernity at all levels of Argentine society, Sarlo focuses particularly on the working-class amateur inventors of Buenos Aires, and on how their inventions-even when they failed, as they frequently did-point to what can be recognized today as the reorganization of an intellectual hierarchy, and thus of an era s, and a culture s, intellectual history. Seller Inventory # APC9780804735421

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 78.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Sarlo, Beatriz
Published by Stanford University Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0804735425 ISBN 13: 9780804735421
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Stanford University Press, 2017. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # P110804735425

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 80.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Sarlo, Beatriz; Callahan, Xavier [Translator]
Published by Stanford University Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 0804735425 ISBN 13: 9780804735421
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Stanford University Press, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # INGM9780804735421

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 77.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Beatriz Sarlo
Published by Stanford University Press
ISBN 10: 0804735425 ISBN 13: 9780804735421
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Stanford University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 208 pages. Dimensions: 8.6in. x 5.6in. x 0.9in.In what Beatriz Sarlo calls six episodes, ranging from the protoscience fiction of Horacio Quiroga and the apocalyptic urban surrealism of Roberto Arlt through the development of mass media, tales of inventors and inventions, and an entertaining tour of weird science and medical quackery, The Technical Imagination examines how technology entered the popular imagination in 1920s and 1930s Argentina. Often wry, but always sympathetic, and dispensing erudition with a light touch, Sarlo shows how the products of modern technology (radio, the telephone and telegraph, movies, and rudimentary forays into television, among other phenomena) announced an unprecedented break with the past while also provoking an ironic recrudescence of age-old superstitions. Although the new technologies helped to shape notions of modernity at all levels of Argentine society, Sarlo focuses particularly on the working-class amateur inventors of Buenos Aires, and on how their inventionseven when they failed, as they frequently didpoint to what can be recognized today as the reorganization of an intellectual hierarchy, and thus of an eras, and a cultures, intellectual history. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 9780804735421

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 85.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Beatriz Sarlo, Xavier Callahan (Translator)
Published by Stanford University Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 0804735425 ISBN 13: 9780804735421
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Stanford University Press, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0804735425

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 82.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Beatriz Sarlo
Published by Stanford University Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 0804735425 ISBN 13: 9780804735421
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Stanford University Press, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0804735425

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 94.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book