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One Less Car: Bicycling and the Politics of Automobilityby Zack Furness
Synopses & Reviews
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...
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.
Zack Furness is an Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies at Columbia College Chicago and a member of the Bad Subjects collective.
Table of Contents
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"
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