The Mediation of Technology and Gender: Metropolis, Nazism, Modernism

@article{Rutsky1993TheMO,
  title={The Mediation of Technology and Gender: Metropolis, Nazism, Modernism},
  author={R. Rutsky},
  journal={New German Critique},
  year={1993},
  pages={3}
}
  • R. Rutsky
  • Published 1993
  • Sociology
  • New German Critique
If, as many have claimed, aesthetic modernism can be defined by its relation to technology, perhaps no other single work condenses so many aspects of this relationship as Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1926). There, modernism's fears of and fascination with technology are given overdetermined representation. Andreas Huyssen, in one of the more perceptive analyses of Metropolis, has argued that the film is an attempt to resolve "two diametrically opposed views of technology": an "expressionist view… Expand
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