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Pacific Automobilism: Adventure, Status and the Carnival of Mobility, 1970–2015

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Pacific Automobilism

Adventure, Status and the Carnival of Mobility, 1970–2015

Gijs Mom

1002 pages, 5 ills, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-563-7 $249.00/£185.00 / Hb / Published (September 2022)

eISBN 978-1-80073-564-4 eBook

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The beginning of the 21st century has seen important shifts in mobility cultures around the world, as the West’s media-driven car culture has contrasted with existing local mobilities, from rickshaws in India and minibuses in Africa to cycling in China. In this expansive volume, historian Gijs Mom explores how contemporary mobility has been impacted by social, political, and economic forces on a global scale, as in light of local mobility cultures, the car as an ‘adventure machine’ seems to lose cultural influence in favor of the car’s status character.

Gijs Mom is Associate Professor emeritus at Eindhoven University of Technology. He is the author of Atlantic Automobilism (Berghahn Books, 2015) and Globalizing Automobilism (Berghahn Books, 2020). He is a co-editor, with Georgine Clarsen and Mimi Sheller, of the Berghahn Books series “Explorations in Mobility.”

Subject: Transport StudiesHistory: 20th Century to PresentMobility Studies


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