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Metallic Modern: Everyday Machines in Colonial Sri Lanka

Nira Wickramasinghe
Format
Book
Published
New York : Berghahn Books, 2014.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
ISBN
9781782382423, 1782382429, 9781782382430 (institutional ebook)
Contents
  • List of illustrations
  • Preface and acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Exploring Sri Lanka's modern : multiple loops of belonging
  • Following the Singer sewing machine : fashioning a market in a British crown colony
  • Creating a market imaginary
  • Paths to a Buddhist modern : from Siam to America
  • The gramophone : soulful sounds and sacred speeches
  • An Asian modern : Japan
  • Trams, cars, bicycles : modern machines in the city
  • A tailor's tale and machines in the home
  • Working like machines
  • Conclusion: metallic modern
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index.
Description
x, 181 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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