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Published January 2023
A U-Turn to the Future
Sustainable Urban Mobility since 1850
Emanuel, M., Schipper. F., & Oldenziel, R. (eds)
Unsustainable practices since the Industrial Revolution still impact our everyday lives. This book looks at how we can achieve sustainable urban mobility now and in the future by tapping into our knowledge of the historical trajectories leading up to the features of modern mobility in cities today.
Published November 2019
German Railroads, Jewish Souls
The Reichsbahn, Bureaucracy, and the Final Solution
Browning, C. R., Hayes, P. & Hilberg, R.
This book centers around preeminent Holocaust scholar Raul Hilberg’s landmark study of Nazi railways and their roles within the Jewish genocide. Supplemented with additional writings from Hilberg, primary source materials, and a comprehensive historical survey from leading scholars Christopher Browning and Peter Hayes, this is a rich and accessible introduction to a topic in Holocaust history that remains understudied even today.
Subjects: Jewish Studies Genocide History Transport Studies
Published July 2023
Technology, Experts, Politics, and Fascist Motorways, 1922-1943
Driving Modernity recounts the history of the first Italian motorway, which—alongside railways and aviation—Italian authorities hoped would spread an ideology of technological nationalism. It explains how Italy ultimately failed to realize its mammoth infrastructural vision, addressing the political and social conditions that made a coherent plan of development impossible.
Published July 2019
The Devil's Wheels
Men and Motorcycling in the Weimar Republic
During the unprecedented modernization of Germany’s Weimar Republic, motorcycle culture instantiated the new link between consumption and identity. Motorcycles became symbols of masculinity and freedom that exposed the problems and allures of mass-consumption and modern values. The Devil’s Wheels analyzes motorcycle culture, and reassesses mechanized life in Weimar Germany.
Published June 2018
Migration by Boat
Discourses of Trauma, Exclusion and Survival
Mannik, L. (ed)
Exploring various contemporary case studies and historic cultural renditions of boat migrations undertaken by asylum seekers and refugees, this book shows that boats not only move people and cultural capital between places, but also fuel cultural fantasies, dreams of adventure and hope, along with fears of invasion and terrorism.
Published March 2019
Cycling and Recycling
Histories of Sustainable Practices
Oldenziel, R. & Trischler, H. (eds)
In recent years, activists and policymakers have increasingly turned to mobilizing older technologies in their pursuit of sustainability, and waste recycling and bicycles both exemplify this development. This series of fascinating case studies traces the twin histories of biking and recycling, providing valuable context for today’s policy challenges.
Published October 2017
Cars, Canoes, and Other Metaphors of Moral Imagination
Lipset, D. & Handler, R. (eds)
On-the-ground vehicles offer themselves as rich metaphors for the moral imagination, for thinking about ethical dimensions of the social. Vehicles presents a collection of ethnographic essays on the metaphoric significance of vehicles in different cultures, from canoes in Papua New Guinea to cars in contemporary China, Japan, and Eastern Europe. Vehicles not only “carry people around,” but also “carry” how they relate to culture, politics and history.
Published October 2010
The Train Journey
Transit, Captivity, and Witnessing in the Holocaust
Published October 2010
The Landscape of the German Autobahn, 1930-1970
Subjects: Transport Studies History: 20th Century to Present Mobility Studies Environmental Studies (General)
Published March 2006
The Great Train Race
Railways and the Franco-German Rivalry, 1815-1914