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Carjacked: The Culture of the Automobile and Its Effect on Our Lives

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Carjacked is an in-depth look at our obsession with cars. While the automobile’s contribution to global warming and the effects of volatile gas prices is widely known, the problemswe face every day because ofour cars are much more widespread and yet much less known — from the surprising $14,000 that the average family pays each year for the vehicles it owns, to the increase in rates of obesity and asthma to which cars contribute, to the 40,000 deaths and 2.5 million crash injuries each and every year.

Carjackeddetails the complex impact of the automobile onmodern society and shows us how to develop a healthier, cheaper, and greener relationshipwith cars.

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Catherine Lutz is the Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Family Professor of Anthropology and International Studiesat Brown University where she holds a joint appointment with the Department of Anthropology. As an

Synopsis:

Carjacked is an in-depth look at our obsession with cars. While the automobile's contribution to global warming and the effects of volatile gas

About the Author

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Catherine Lutz is the Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Family Professor of Anthropology and International Studiesat Brown University where she holds a joint appointment with the Department of Anthropology. As an author and editor, Professor Lutz has published nine books. Anne Lutz Fernandez is a former marketer and investment banker with fifteen years of corporate experience. She is an English teacher in Westport, Connecticut.

Table of 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230102194
Subtitle:
The Culture of the Automobile and Its Effect on Our Lives
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Author:
Anne Lutz Fernandez
Author:
Lutz, Catherine
Author:
Catherine Lutz
Author:
Anne Lutz Fernandez
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Automobile - Social aspects - United States -
Subject:
Automotive - General
Subject:
Automotive - Pictorial
Subject:
Business - General
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Energy
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100105
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
254

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Business » General
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