Dr. Andrew Wood
Office: HGH 210; phone: (408) 924-5378
Email: wooda@email.sjsu.edu
Web: http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/wooda

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Movement and national identity: Automobility and time

Reading: Belasco (chapters 1-2)

Supplemental Reading: Belasco (chapter 3)

Supplemental Reading: Belasco (chapter 4)

Supplemental Reading: Belasco (chapter 5)

Supplemental Reading: Belasco (chapter 6)

We begin our exploration of twentieth century mobility and the search for Arcadia. In particular, we examine the role of automobility in the formation of the early-century gypsy myth - a response to the dominance of the locomotive and the abstraction of labor. Ironically, this motorized nostalgia serves mainly to affirm, rather than deny, dominant values of public life.

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