Download e-book for kindle: Car Troubles (Transport and Society) by Jim Conley, Arlene Tigar McLaren

By Jim Conley, Arlene Tigar McLaren

ISBN-10: 0754677729

ISBN-13: 9780754677727

ISBN-10: 0754695220

ISBN-13: 9780754695226

Bringing jointly a world and multi-disciplinary workforce of top transportation students, this book's critical premise is that the auto because the dominant mode of go back and forth has to be problematised. It examines a variety of matters which are valuable to automobility through situating it inside social, financial, and political contexts, and via combining social thought, particular case stories and policy-oriented research. With participants basically from North the United States, and several other from Britain and New Zealand, the e-book specializes in the Anglo international, but additionally takes account of the worldwide phenomenon of automobility by way of contemplating the circumstances of China and Chile. With each one contributor referencing different chapters and taking, for instance, opposing positions on a query, or diverse methods to a similar subject material, the amount presents a coherent and finished research of concerns.

Show description

Read or Download Car Troubles (Transport and Society) PDF

Similar physical education and sport books

Read e-book online Neurotransmitter Transporters (Handbook of Experimental PDF

This ebook is a consultant survey of the present prestige of the constitution, functionality, law and molecular pharmacology of Neurotransmitter Transporters. It offers an outline of insights generated some time past 5 years. the quantity serves as an invaluable compendium of present options and an inspiring place to begin.

Download e-book for kindle: Transportation and Traffic Theory by A. Ceder

1999 marks the fortieth anniversary of the inception of the ISTTT symposia. it really is transparent that a lot has replaced within the box of transportation within the final forty years yet during this time the ISTTT triennial symposia have remained the optimal sequence of meetings in transportation technological know-how. provided listed here are over 30 papers exploring cutting edge ideas to the research of site visitors and transportation difficulties via use of the types, equipment and analyses either existent and lower than improvement.

Committee on School Transportation Safety's The Relative Risks of School Travel: A National Perspective PDF

"TRB exact file 269 - The Relative dangers of college trip: a countrywide viewpoint and information for area people possibility evaluate" provides a style to estimate, on a per-mile and per-trip foundation, the relative dangers that scholars face in touring to and from university by way of strolling, bicycling, using in passenger autos with grownup drivers, driving in passenger autos with teenage drivers, or taking a bus.

Download PDF by Gania: U.S. Immigration Step by Step, 3E (Legal Survival Guides)

A step by step advisor to traveling and immigrating to the United StatesVisiting and immigrating to the USA could be a complex and complicated technique. there are lots of principles and new strategies, and discovering info you could belief that will get you the visa you would like can look overwhelming. Written by way of an immigration legal professional, U.

Additional info for Car Troubles (Transport and Society)

Example text

Jain, Sarah S. 2005. Violent submission: Gendered automobility. Cultural Critique 61: 186–214. Jain, Sarah S. Locklann. 2004. ‘Dangerous instrumentality’: The bystander as subject in automobility. Cultural Anthropology 19(1): 61–94. Keats, John. 1958. The insolent chariots. Philadelphia: Lippincott. Kline, Ronald and Pinch, Trevor. 1996. Users as agents of technological change: The social construction of the automobile in the rural United States. Technology and Culture 37: 763–95. Koshar, Rudy.

Writing when design departments dominated engineering departments (Flink 1988; Gartman 1994), these authors found magic in the fantastical designs of cars themselves. After designs became more functional in the 1970s, commentators used advertising to explore the cultural meaning of cars. Todd Gitlin maintained that “the car has been a kind of centaur: half conveyance, half fantasy” (1986, 140) while Andrew Wernick argued that cars have been “vehicles for myth” intrinsically bound up with promotional imagery and signs of modernity (1994, 78).

There was profit to be made from the success of drag racing. Such economic motives led to further self-regulation. Just as Hot Rod magazine and the NHRA were creating a sport and a space for a ‘legitimate hobbyist’, the BCCA was also establishing the corresponding economic framework which would make some of its members respected businessmen, leaders in their technological fields, spokespersons representing the sport to the government, and ultimately, gatekeepers who determined who was in and who was out.

Download PDF sample

Car Troubles (Transport and Society) by Jim Conley, Arlene Tigar McLaren


by Jeff
4.0

Rated 4.95 of 5 – based on 21 votes