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The Human Motor: Energy, Fatigue, and the Origins of Modernity
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of California Pr on Demand
Publication date March 1, 1992
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780520078277
ISBN-10 0520078276
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.35 lbs.
Original list price $36.95
Other format details university press
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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.


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About: Science once had an unshakable faith in its ability to bring the forces of nature—even human nature—under control.
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from Univ of California Pr on Demand (March 1, 1992)
9780520078277 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $36.95
About: Science once had an unshakable faith in its ability to bring the forces of nature—even human nature—under control.

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