Cycling and Society

Cycling and Society

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How can the social sciences help us to understand the past, present and potential futures of cycling? This timely international and interdisciplinary collection addresses this question, discussing shifts in cycling practices and attitudes, and opening up important critical spaces for thinking about the prospects for cycling.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409487364
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 11/28/2012
Series: Transport and Society
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Dave Horton is Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Mobilities Research, Lancaster University. Paul Rosen is a Research Fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York and Peter Cox is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social and Communication Studies, University of Chester

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: cycling and society, Dave Horton, Peter Cox and Paul Rosen; Cycling the city: non-place and the sensory construction of meaning in a mobile practice, Justin Spinney; Capitalising on curiosity: women's professional cycle racing in the late 19th century, Clare Simpson; Barriers to cycling: an exploration of quantitative analyses, John Parkin, Tim Ryley and Tim Jones; Hell is other cyclists: rethinking transport and identity, David Skinner and Paul Rosen; The Flaneur on wheels?, Nicholas Oddy; Bicycles don't evolve: velomobiles and the modelling of transport technologies, Peter Cox with Frederick Van De Walle; Fear of cycling, Dave Horton; Men, women and the bicycle: gender and social geography of cycling in the late 19th century, Philip Gordon Mackintosh and Glenn Norcliffe; Bicycle messengers: image, identity and community, Ben Fincham; Index.

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