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dc.contributor.authorKlein, Sascha
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-15T15:28:37Z
dc.date.available2021-11-15T15:28:37Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifierONIX_20211115_9783631821961_36
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/51507
dc.description.abstractAs a space of extremes, the skyscraper has been continually constructed as an urban frontier in American cultural productions. Like its counterpart of the American wilderness, this vertical frontier serves as a privileged site for both subversion and excessive control. Beyond common metaphoric readings, this study models the skyscraper not only as a Foucauldian heterotopia, but also as a complex network of human and nonhuman actors while retracing its development from its initial assemblage during the 19th century to its steady evolution into a smart structure from the mid-20th century onward. It takes a close look at US-American literary and filmic fictions and the ways in which they sought to make sense of this extraordinary structure throughout the 20th and early 21st centuries. More traditional poststructuralist spatial theories are connected with concepts and methods of Actor-Network Theory in a compelling account of the skyscraper’s evolution as reflected in fictional media from early 20th-century short stories via a range of action, disaster and horror films to selected city novels of the 1990s and 2000s.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesContributions to English and American Literary Studies (CEALS)
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSB Literary studies: general::DSBH Literary studies: from c 1900 -
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AP Film, TV & radio::APF Films, cinema
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSK Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
dc.subject.other20th
dc.subject.otherAmerican
dc.subject.otherCentury
dc.subject.otherFilm
dc.subject.otherFrontiers
dc.subject.otherHeterotopia
dc.subject.otherKlein
dc.subject.otherNovel
dc.subject.otherSkyscraper
dc.subject.otherSkyscraping
dc.titleSkyscraping Frontiers
dc.title.alternativeThe Skyscraper as Heterotopia in the 20th-Century American Novel and Film
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.3726/b16970
oapen.relation.isPublishedBye927e604-2954-4bf6-826b-d5ecb47c6555
oapen.relation.isbn9783631821961
oapen.relation.isbn9783631821978
oapen.relation.isbn9783631821985
oapen.relation.isbn9783631792018
oapen.series.number4
oapen.pages316
oapen.place.publicationBern


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