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Author Vivanco, Luis A
Title Reconsidering the Bicycle : An Anthropological Perspective on a New (Old) Thing
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2013
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Series Routledge Series for Creative Teaching and Learning in Anthropology Ser
Routledge Series for Creative Teaching and Learning in Anthropology Ser
Note Cover -- RECONSIDERING THE BICYCLE: An Anthropological Perspective on a New (Old) Thing -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- FIGURES -- BOXES -- SERIES FOREWORD -- PREFACE: The Bicycle, a New (Old) Thing -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- 1 ANTHROPOLOGY, BICYCLES, AND URBAN MOBILITY -- Reconsidering the Bicycle -- Toward an Anthropology of Urban Bicycle Mobility -- Fieldwork on Two Wheels: Pedaling Toward Critical Estrangement -- For Further Exploration -- 2 WHAT (AND WHEN) IS A BICYCLE? -- Part One: A Brief History of Bicycles -- Part Two: A Bicycle is a Multidimensional Object -- For Further Exploration -- 3 CONSTRUCTING URBAN BICYCLE CULTURES: PERSPECTIVES ON THREE CITIES -- Urban Form, Mobility Systems, and Bicycles -- AMSTERDAM: Unfazed and Nonplussed on Two Wheels -- BOGOTÁ: "Bicycle Consciousness" and the Right to the City -- BURLINGTON: Sharing the Road in a "Bicycle Friendly Community" -- Conclusion -- For Further Exploration -- 4 "GOOD FOR THE CAUSE": THE BIKE MOVEMENT AS SOCIAL ACTION AND CULTURAL POLITICS -- Constructing a Bike Movement with a Politically Flexible Symbol -- Asserting the Visibility (and Invisibility) of the Bicycle -- Dilemmas of Fun and Convenience -- Conclusion -- For Further Exploration -- 5 CONCLUSION: ON THE NEED FOR THE BICYCLE -- NOTES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX
In cities throughout the world, bicycles have gained a high profile in recent years, with politicians and activists promoting initiatives like bike lanes, bikeways, bike share programs, and other social programs to get more people on bicycles. Bicycles in the city are, some would say, the wave of the future for car-choked, financially-strapped, obese, and sustainability-sensitive urban areas. This book explores how and why people are reconsidering the bicycle, no longer thinking of it simply as a toy or exercise machine, but as a potential solution to a number of contemporary problems. It focuses in particular on what reconsidering the bicycle might mean for everyday practices and politics of urban mobility, a concept that refers to the intertwined physical, technological, social, and experiential dimensions of human movement. This book is for Introductory Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Sociology, Environmental Anthropology, and all undergraduate courses on the environment and on sustainability throughout the social sciences
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Vivanco, Luis A. Reconsidering the Bicycle : An Anthropological Perspective on a New (Old) Thing London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2013 9780415503884
Subject Bicycles.;Cycling
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Alt Author Livingston, Paul
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