By Dave Horton, Paul Rosen and Peter Cox
Biking is a key daily mode of mobility within the constructing international and elements of northern Europe, and one that is more and more being promoted through governments of car-dominated societies equivalent to the united kingdom. but when the advanced and highly valued perform of biking addresses very important concerns in social idea together with sustainability, fit existence and concrete quality-of-life, it's been remarkably unexplored through social scientists. This e-book redresses this hole by way of bringing jointly an interdisciplinary staff of teachers with a robust curiosity in learn into biking. In doing so, it presents an summary of the importance of biking to modern social and political debates and of the range of state-of-art methods to biking examine. The ebook is split into major sections: the expertise of the bicycle; daily makes use of of the bicycle; the cultures of bicycle clients; and the spatial dynamics of bicycle use. It throws mild on various modern debates whereas additionally considerably extending the scope of biking reviews.
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Compounding this problem, many sensations such as balance and touch are often fleeting and hidden moments of existence which do not lend themselves to expression or capture in the same way as the visual or aural. One finding of my research is that the more intense a sensory encounter, the easier it is for participants to articulate their understandings of it. Consequently, whilst I could have focused on less intense experiences, this chapter focuses on quite sensorily-intense cycling encounters, in order to illuminate key points.
Cycling and Society (Transport and Society) by Dave Horton, Paul Rosen and Peter Cox