Car Troubles (Transport and Society) by Jim Conley, Arlene Tigar McLaren

By Jim Conley, Arlene Tigar McLaren

Bringing jointly a global and multi-disciplinary staff of major transportation students, this book's primary premise is that the automobile because the dominant mode of shuttle has to be problematised. It examines quite a lot of concerns which are imperative to automobility through situating it inside social, financial, and political contexts, and via combining social thought, particular case reviews and policy-oriented research. With individuals essentially from North the United States, and a number of other from Britain and New Zealand, the e-book makes a speciality of the Anglo international, but additionally takes account of the worldwide phenomenon of automobility by way of contemplating the instances of China and Chile. With every one contributor referencing different chapters and taking, for instance, opposing positions on a query, or varied methods to a similar subject material, the quantity presents a coherent and entire research of concerns.

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