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Synopsis: Science once had an unshakable faith in its ability to bring the forces of nature—even human nature—under control. In this wide-ranging book Anson Rabinbach examines how developments in physics, biology, medicine, psychology, politics, and art employed the metaphor of the working body as a human motor.
From nineteenth-century theories of thermodynamics and political economy to the twentieth-century ideals of Taylorism and Fordism, Rabinbach demonstrates how the utopian obsession with energy and fatigue shaped social thought across the ideological spectrum.
From the Back Cover: "Masterfully integrating Europe-wide debates in science, philosophy, technology, economics, and social policy, Rabinach has provided us with a profoundly original understanding of the productivist obsessions from which we are still painfully freeing ourselves. . . . A splendid example of the mutual enrichment of intellectual and social history. It goes well beyond its central concern with the 'science of work' to illuminate everything it discusses, from Marxism to the social uses of photography, from cultural decadence to the impact of the First World War."--Martin Jay, University of California, Berkeley
Title: The Human Motor: Energy, Fatigue, and the ...
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication Date: 1990
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description New York: Basic Books, 1990., 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition. xii, 402 pp; 26 figs. Original cloth. Near Fine, in near fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 05385
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Book Description Basic Books, New York, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 8vo. xii + 402pp. Sewn binding in grey paper-covered boards with black cloth backing. Edge wear, shelf wear, rubbing to jacket. Minor edge wear to cover, bumping to extremities of spine. Edge of book block is lightly soiled. Binding is slightly cocked, but sound; pages are clean and unmarked. Bookseller Inventory # 001357
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