Hugo Gorringe interviewed on BBC Radio 4's "Thinking Allowed"

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Period28 Jul 2014

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Media contributions

  • TitleThinking Allowed
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletBBC Radio 4
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size28 mins
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionElevators - a cultural history. Before skyscrapers transformed the urban landscape a new conveyance made them possible. The elevator, invented in New York in the 1850s, became a factor of metropolitan modernity on both sides of the Atlantic - forever in motion and reflecting the intimacy, as well as the anonymity, of capitalist cities. Laurie Taylor talks to Andreas Bernard, Visiting Professor of Cultural Studies at Leuphana University of Luneburg, and author a of new book which explores the origins & meaning of the 'lift'. Also, Hugo Gorringe, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh, discusses his study of political militants in India who move into mainstream electoral politics.
    Producer/AuthorJayne Egerton
    PersonsHugo Gorringe