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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 automobiles contribution to global warming and the effects of volatile gas prices is widely known, the problems we face every day because of our 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.

Carjacked details the complex impact of the automobile on modern society and shows us how to develop a healthier, cheaper, and greener relationship with cars.

For more information, visit www.carjacked.org/

Review:

"Strongly recommended for all willing to consider that we need to 'step away from the car.'" Library Journal

Review:

"Emphasizing the attachment of values such as personal independence to car ownership, not to mention self-image and status, Lutz and Fernandez cheerily saunter through automobile advertising and movies to show how mass media exploit people's desire to buy cars." Booklist

Review:

"Authors Catherine Lutz and Anne Lutz Fernandez effectively and accessibly lay out the social, financial, historical, and of course, environmental impact of America's love affair with the internal combustion engine." Planet Green

Book News Annotation:

Sisters Catherine Lutz (an anthropologist at Brown U.) and Anne Lutz Fernandez (a former marketer and investment banker) examine the impact of the automobile on broad aspects of American society. Their investigation is based on conversations with a varied group of drivers and a similarly varied group of individuals involved in the car industry and its impacts--e.g., car salesmen, mechanics, automobile brand marketers, car museum directors, toll booth operators, emergency room doctors, police, and epidemiologists--as well as advertising analysis, auto industry information, safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and government economics surveys. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Carjacked   is an in-depth look at our obsession with cars. While the automobiles contribution to global warming and the effects of volatile gas prices is widely known, the problems we face every day because of our 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.

Carjacked details the complex impact of the automobile on modern society and shows us how to develop a healthier, cheaper, and greener relationship with cars.

                                                            http://www.carjacked.org/

About the Author

Catherine Lutz is the Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Family Professor of Anthropology and International Studies at 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

Preface

Introduction

Dream Car: Myth-making, Western Values, and the Automobile 23

The Pitch: How They Sell

The Pitch: How We Buy

The Catch: What We Really Pay Chapter 6. The Catch: The Rich Get Richer

Why We Drive

Drive Time Remakes Us

Getting Carsick

Full Metal Jacket: The Body Count

Conclusion: A Call to Action

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230618138
Author:
Catherine Lutz and Anne Lutz Fernandez
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Author:
Lutz, Catherine
Author:
Lutz Fernandez, Anne
Author:
Anne Lutz Fernandez
Author:
Lutz, Anne
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Automobile - Social aspects - United States -
Subject:
Automotive - General
Subject:
Automotive - History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.55 x 6.5 x 1.14 in

Related Subjects

Business » General
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Reference » Science Reference » Philosophy of Science
Reference » Science Reference » Technology
Transportation » Automotive » Automobilia
Transportation » Automotive » General
Transportation » Automotive » History and Biographies

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Product details 272 pages Palgrave Macmillan - English 9780230618138 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Strongly recommended for all willing to consider that we need to 'step away from the car.'"
"Review" by , "Emphasizing the attachment of values such as personal independence to car ownership, not to mention self-image and status, Lutz and Fernandez cheerily saunter through automobile advertising and movies to show how mass media exploit people's desire to buy cars."
"Review" by , "Authors Catherine Lutz and Anne Lutz Fernandez effectively and accessibly lay out the social, financial, historical, and of course, environmental impact of America's love affair with the internal combustion engine."
"Synopsis" by ,

Carjacked   is an in-depth look at our obsession with cars. While the automobiles contribution to global warming and the effects of volatile gas prices is widely known, the problems we face every day because of our 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.

Carjacked details the complex impact of the automobile on modern society and shows us how to develop a healthier, cheaper, and greener relationship with cars.

                                                            http://www.carjacked.org/

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