'Tomorrow was Yesterday': Hastighedsfascination i det 20. århundrede

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This article focuses on the enthusiasm with which accelerating technologies were received in the first half of the 20th century. Through a reading of popular works on speed and technology from this period, the values and goals of speed and acceleration are analyzed. A central question in the article is how speed transformed the social construction of time and space. The fascination with speed in the first half of the century is related to theories on speed and modernity put forward in the last decades of the 20th century by Zygmunt Bauman and Paul Virilio.

Translated title of the contribution'Tomorrow was Yesterday': Speed Enthusiasm in the 20th Century
Original languageDanish
JournalDen jyske historiker
Issue number108
Pages (from-to)5-26
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 2005

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Humanities - history, speed, technology and culture, popular science, Paul Virilio, Zygmunt Bauman

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