Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Urban Sociology

New York City Subway: The Invention of the Urban Passenger

  • When Dec 03, 2018 from 06:00 to 08:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100)
  • Where Universitätsstraße 3b; 10117 Berlin; R002
  • Attendees Dr. Stefan Höhne Prof. Talja Blokland
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December 3, 2018
Universitätsstraße 3b; 10117 Berlin
Room 002 (Ground Floor)

This talk is free and open to anyone interested in Urban Studies. No prior registration required. Check our website for more information: https://www.sowi.hu-berlin.de/de/lehrbereiche/stadtsoz/think_drink

<<<Dr. Stefan Höhne, Technische Universität Berlin>>>
New York City Subway: The Invention of the Urban Passenger

The opening of the first metropolitan underground railroads around 1900 marks the rise of a central subject type of modernity: the urban passenger. Focusing on the New York Subway, the largest urban transit system of the 20th century, Stefan Höhne traces the historical dynamics of the sociabilities and subjectivities of its passengers. He reconstructs the interactions of men, women and machines and analyzes the experiences, conflicts and governmental techniques in these vast infrastructural spaces below the city.