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Author Fisher-Høyrem, Stefan, author.

Title Rethinking secular time in Victorian England / Stefan Høyrem-Fisher.

Publication Info. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, [2022]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Internet  WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK Springer    Downloadable
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Description 1 online resource (x, 232 pages) : illustrations.
Series Histories of the sacred and secular, 1700-2000, 2946-336X
Histories of the sacred and the secular 1700-2000. 2946-336X
Access Open access GW5XE
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This open access book draws on conceptual resources ranging from medieval scholasticism to postmodern theory to propose a new understanding of secular time and its mediation in nineteenth-century technological networks. Untethering the concept of secularity from questions of religion and belief, it offers an innovative rethinking of the history of secularisation that will appeal to students, scholars, and everyone interested in secularity, Victorian culture, the history of technology, and the temporalities of modernity. Stefan Fisher-Hyrem (PhD) is a historian and Senior Academic Librarian at the University of Agder, Norway.
Contents 1 Introduction: Secularities, Technologies, and Modern -- Temporalities -- Challenging Secularization -- First Challenge: The Material Turn -- Second Challenge: The Temporal Turn -- Confusing Times -- Rethinking Secularization -- Overview of the Book -- Bibliography -- 2 Secular Time: Origin Story and Operationalization -- Origins of the Saeculum -- Immutable Mobiles -- Victorian Networks -- Bibliography -- 3 Railways: Tracks, Trains, and Travellers -- Moving Bodies -- Local Time -- Branching Out -- Temporal Trauma -- The Transport Machine -- Tracks -- Trains -- Travellers -- Temporal Coordination -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- 4 News: The Pursuit of Immediacy -- Temporality and Form -- A Printed Public Sphere -- Emerging Publics -- Environmental Resistance -- Expanding Networks -- Mobilization -- Insulation -- Printing -- Journalism Skills -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- 5 Banknotes: The Money of Civilization -- Performing the Economy -- Gold Standard -- The State -- Policing the Standard -- The Bank of England -- A Network of Notes -- A Combination of the Arts -- As Good as Gold -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- 6 Conclusion: A New Approach to Secularization -- Bibliography -- Index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed September 16, 2022).
Local Note Springer Nature Springer Nature Open Access eBooks
Subject Secularism -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Time -- Social aspects -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Technology -- Social aspects -- England -- History -- 19th century.
England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Secularism. (OCoLC)fst01110732
Technology -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01145202
Time -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01151066
England. (OCoLC)fst01219920
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Original 3031092848 9783031092848 (OCoLC)1319199855
ISBN 9783031092855 (electronic book)
3031092856 (electronic book)
Standard No. 10.1007/978-3-031-09285-5 doi
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