Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Stadt- und Regionalsoziologie

New York City Subway: The Invention of the Urban Passenger

  • Wann 03.12.2018 von 18:00 bis 20:00
  • Wo Universitätsstraße 3b; 10117 Berlin; R002
  • Teilnehmer 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:

<<<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.




Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin



Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Universitätsstraße 3b
10117 Berlin