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Car troubles : critical studies of automobility and auto-mobility

Author: Jim Conley; Arlene Tigar McLaren
Publisher: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2009.
Series: Transport and society.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The central premise of this book is that the car as the dominant mode of travel needs to be problematised. The essays examine a wide range of issues that are central to automobility by situating it within social, economic and political contexts, and by combining social theory, specific case studies and policy-oriented analysis.
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Car troubles.
Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2009
(DLC) 2009007621
(OCoLC)314837358
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Conley; Arlene Tigar McLaren
ISBN: 9780754695226 0754695220 0754677729 9780754677727 1282243624 9781282243620
OCLC Number: 432995854
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 258 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: T-bucket terrors to respectable rebels : hot rodders and drag racers in Vancouver BC, 1948-1965 / Catharine Genovese --
Automobile advertisements : the magical and the mundane / Jim Conley --
SUV advertising : constructing identities and practices / Fiona McLean --
Bad impressions : the will to concrete and the projectile economy of cities / Derek Simons --
The safety race : transitions to the fourth age of the automobile / David MacGregor --
Implementing restraint : automobile safety and the US debate over technological and social fixes / Jameson M. Wetmore --
Mind that child : childhood, traffic and walking in automobilized space / Damian Collins, Catherine Bean and Robin Kearns --
The politics of mobility : de-essentializing automobility and contesting urban space / Jason Henderson --
The chilean way to modernity : private roads, fast cars, neoliberal bodies / Ricardo Trumper and Patricia Tomic --
Driven to drive : cars and the problem of compulsory consumption / Dennis Soron --
Mobility as a positional good : implications for transport policy and planning / Todd Litman --
The global intensification of motorization and its impacts on urban social ecologies / George Martin --
Post-car mobilities / Kingsley Dennis and John Urry.
Series Title: Transport and society.
Responsibility: [edited by] Jim Conley and Arlene Tigar McLaren.

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