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dc.contributor.advisorPicon, Antoine
dc.contributor.authorCephas, Jana Venee
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-06T19:13:53Z
dash.embargo.terms2016-06-04en_US
dc.date.issued2014-06-06
dc.date.submitted2014
dc.identifier.citationCephas, Jana Venee. 2014. Beyond the Factory Gates: Detroit and the Aesthetics of Fordism, 1903-1941. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.en_US
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/gsas.harvard:11700en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:12274322
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation analyzes the ways in which the new mode of industrial organization associating mass production with mass consumption in the early twentieth century--what we call Fordism--had profound cultural repercussions on urban spatial practices. I address Fordism as a mode of socialization that deployed industrial techniques to reconstitute the very nature of social relations. This attempt at broad socialization through technological means reflected a type of technical thought coalescing in the industrial practices of the early twentieth century that both brought spatial practices into its service and radically altered existing social relations. As such, Fordist ideas formulated to address efficiency in industrial production extended to the city, its architecture, and its inhabitants, construing them as technological artifacts subject to the same economies of scope and scale, and requirements of production and consumption as the manufacture of automobiles, demonstrating that Fordist modes of production permeated not just manufacturing processes but also the organization of management structures, the architectural layout of factories and offices, the social spaces of the city, and popular conceptions of individuality, subjectivity, and the body.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
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dc.subjectArchitectureen_US
dc.subjectUrban planningen_US
dc.subjectaestheticsen_US
dc.subjectDetroiten_US
dc.subjectfactoryen_US
dc.subjectFordismen_US
dc.subjectindustrialismen_US
dc.subjecttechnologyen_US
dc.titleBeyond the Factory Gates: Detroit and the Aesthetics of Fordism, 1903-1941en_US
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen_US
dash.depositing.authorCephas, Jana Venee
dash.embargo.until10000-01-01
thesis.degree.date2014en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planningen_US
thesis.degree.grantorHarvard Universityen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHays, K. Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBlau, Eveen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberJasanoff, Sheilaen_US
dash.contributor.affiliatedCephas, Jana Venee


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