After 1945

After 1945

Latency as Origin of the Present

eBook - 2013
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What is it the legacy that humankind has been living with since 1945? We were once convinced that time was the agent of change. But in the past decade or two, our experience of time has been transformed. Technology preserves and inundates us with the past, and we perceive our future as a set of converging and threatening inevitabilities: nuclear annihilation, global warming, overpopulation. Overwhelmed by these horizons, we live in an ever broadening present. In identifying the prevailing mood of the post-World War II decade as that of ""latency, "" Gumbrecht returns to the era when this.
Publisher: Stanford, California :, Stanford University Press,, 2013
ISBN: 9780804786164
080478616X
9780804785181
080478518X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (227 pages)

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