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On wings of diesel : trucks, identity and culture in Pakistan

Author: Jamal J Elias
Publisher: Oxford : Oneworld, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Lavishly illustrated throughout with the author's own stunning photographs, On Wings of Diesel takes us on a mesmerising journey into the world of Pakistan truck decoration. Jamal J. Elias draws on years of extensive field research to offer a deeply insightful introduction to this intriguing decorative tradition and those involved in it. Examining the wider significance of the practice as well as the trucks  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jamal J Elias
ISBN: 9781851688111 1851688110 9781851687497 1851687491
OCLC Number: 826289205
Description: xv, 252 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Beginnings --
History of a dystopic utopia --
Education and boundaries of class --
Trucks and transportation --
Trucks, truckers, and society --
Truck design and an artisanal trade --
Structure, motif, and meaning --
Religion, identity, and trucks --
Meaning, modernity, and shifting signifiers --
Truck design, art, and agency --
Appendix : Truck verse.
Responsibility: Jamal J. Elias.
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