Reference : Maschinen, Massen und Metaphern. Visuelle Konstruktionen von Industriearbeit(ern) im ...
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Maschinen, Massen und Metaphern. Visuelle Konstruktionen von Industriearbeit(ern) im Luxemburg der Zwischenkriegszeit.
[en] Machines, Masses, and Metaphors: The Visual Making of Industrial Work(ers) in Interwar Luxembourg.
Plein, Ira mailto [University of Luxembourg > Luxembourg Center for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) > >]
Talk in the frame of the exhibition "La Forge d'une société moderne."
Marguy Conzemius, Centre National de l’Audiovisuel, Dudelange
Centre National de l’Audiovisuel, Dudelange
[en] media representations of industry ; steel industry ; Luxembourg ; images of work ; visual meaning-making
[en] This paper examines images of industrial work(ers) as contributions to visual meaning-making. The selected examples illustrate the deployment of industrial work(ers) as a motif in a variety of artistic genres and media that circulated in interwar Luxembourg. The different depictions, which were distributed and promoted by different actors with different interests, show the industrial worker as affiliated with or a representative of a particular steel company, the industrial sector as a whole, the Luxembourg nation or the working class. All actors employed the figure of the worker for their own ends, drafting it into the service of their respective ideas and perspectives on industrial work. Suggesting specific ways of seeing, the images contributed to the perception and meaning-making of industrial work and were part of an overarching discourse on industrial work(ers) in times of economic and political change.
Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) > Public History and Outreach (PHO)
Researchers ; Professionals ; General public
FnR ; FNR5769104 > Karin Priem > FAMOSO-2 > Fabricating Modern Societies: Industries of Reform as Educational Responses to Societal Challenges (ca. 1880-1930) � Part 2 > 01/09/2014 > 31/08/2017 > 2013

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