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Carjacked : the culture of the automobile and its effect on our lives

Author: Catherine Lutz; Anne Lutz Fernandez
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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'Carjacked' sheds new light on the complex impact of the automobile on American society and shows us how to develop a new and healthier relationship with cars.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Lutz; Anne Lutz Fernandez
ISBN: 0230618138 9780230618138 0230102190 9780230102194
OCLC Number: 377784579
Description: xiv, 254 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The United States of automobiles --
Dream car : myth-making, American values, and the automobile --
The pitch : how they sell --
The pitch : how we buy --
The catch : what we really pay --
The catch : the rich get richer --
What drives us --
Getting carsick --
Full metal jacket : the body count --
Conclusion: A call to action.
Responsibility: Catherine Lutz and Anne Lutz Fernandez.
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"The authors capture the fantasy and reality of our love of cars.They hold up a mirror to we, 'the people, ' to let us look at our individual and collective glamour and bloat. They ask, subtly and Read more...

 
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