Assembling the Dinosaur
- Letto da: Pete Cross
- Durata: 9 ore e 52 min
Rimozione dalla Lista desideri non riuscita.
Non è stato possibile aggiungere il titolo alla Libreria
Non è stato possibile seguire il Podcast
Esecuzione del comando Non seguire più non riuscita
Ascolta ora gratuitamente con il tuo abbonamento Audible
Acquista ora a 30,95 €
Although dinosaur fossils were first found in England, a series of dramatic discoveries during the late 1800s turned North America into a world center for vertebrate paleontology. At the same time, the United States emerged as the world’s largest industrial economy, and creatures like tyrannosaurus, brontosaurus, and triceratops became emblems of American capitalism. Large, fierce, and spectacular, American dinosaurs dominated the popular imagination, making front-page headlines and appearing in feature films. Assembling the Dinosaur follows dinosaur fossils from the field to the museum and into the commercial culture of North America’s Gilded Age. Business tycoons like Andrew Carnegie and J. P. Morgan made common cause with vertebrate paleontologists to capitalize on the widespread appeal of dinosaurs, using them to project American exceptionalism back into prehistory.
Learning from the show-stopping techniques of P. T. Barnum, museums exhibited dinosaurs to attract, entertain, and educate the public. By assembling the skeletons of dinosaurs into eye-catching displays, wealthy industrialists sought to cement their own reputations as generous benefactors of science, showing that modern capitalism could produce public goods in addition to profits. Behind the scenes, museums adopted corporate management practices to control the movement of dinosaur bones, restricting their circulation to influence their meaning and value in popular culture.
Cosa pensano gli ascoltatori di Assembling the DinosaurValutazione media degli utenti. Nota: solo i clienti che hanno ascoltato il titolo possono lasciare una recensione
Recensioni - seleziona qui sotto per cambiare la provenienza delle recensioni.
- Utente anonimo
Paleontology and Corporate money.
How corporations influenced an emerging science to advance the narrative that society and the economy should be controlled by corporations or how Carnegie and his ilk, having dragged themselves into the old money elite, strove to pull up the drawbridge behind them as they still do. An attempt at a gilded age great reset.