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One Less Car: Bicycling and the Politics of Automobility

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Although millions of people in the United States love to ride bicycles for exercise or leisure, statistics show that only 1% of the total U.S. population ride bicycles for transportation—and barely half as many use bikes to commute to work. In his original and exciting book, One Less Car, Zack Furness examines what it means...

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In his original and exciting book, One Less Car, Zack Furness examines what it means historically, culturally, socioeconomically, and politically to be a bicycle transportation advocate/activist. Book jacket.

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Zack Furness is an Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies at Columbia College Chicago and a member of the Bad Subjects collective.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1 Introductions and Intersections

2 Becoming Auto-Mobile

3 Vélorutionaries and the Right to the (Bikeable) City

4 Critical Mass and the Functions of Bicycle Protest

5 Two-Wheeled Terrors and Forty-Year-Old Virgins: Mass Media and the Representation of Bicycling

6 DIY Bike Culture

7 Handouts, Hand Ups, or Just Lending a Hand? Community Bike Projects, Bicycle Aid, and Competing Visions of Development under Globalization

8 Conclusion, or "We Have Nothing to Lose but Our (Bike) Chains"

Notes

Bibliography

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781592136148
Subtitle:
Bicycling and the Politics of Automobility
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Author:
Zack Furness
Author:
Furness, Zack
Subject:
Cycling - General
Subject:
Public Policy - Cultural Policy
Subject:
Cycling
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Bicycling General
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Transportation, Automotive -- Social aspects.
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100328
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
344

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Education » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Urban Studies » City Specific
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Bicycling » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Sports General
Transportation » Automotive » General
Transportation » General

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Product details 344 pages Temple University Press - English 9781592136148 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In his original and exciting book, One Less Car, Zack Furness examines what it means historically, culturally, socioeconomically, and politically to be a bicycle transportation advocate/activist. Book jacket.
"Synopsis" by , Zack Furness is an Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies at Columbia College Chicago and a member of the Bad Subjects collective.
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