Republic of Drivers: A Cultural History of Automobility in America [Audiobook] download free by Cotten Seiler

Republic of Drivers: A Cultural History of Automobility in America Audiobook download free by Cotten Seiler
  • Listen audiobook: Republic of Drivers: A Cultural History of Automobility in America
  • Author: Cotten Seiler
  • Release date: 2008/9/23
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Transportation
  • ISBN: 9780226745640
  • Rating: 8.45 of 10
  • Votes: 680
  • Review by: Damian Hogg
  • Review rating: 7.69 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/25
  • Duration: 2H51M19S in 256 kbps (44.8 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-28
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: FLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless, MP3, MP4, WMA, MPEG4 (compression BZ, ACE, RAR, ZIP, XZ, CPIO, CBC)
  • Total pages original book: 224
  • Includes a PDF summary of 20 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 15M9S (4 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: Rising gas prices, sprawl and congestion, global warming, even obesity - driving is a factor in many of the most contentious issues of our time. So how did we get here? How did automobile use become so vital to the identity of Americans? 'Republic of Drivers' looks back at the period between 1895 and 1961 - from the founding of the first automobile factory in America to the creation of the Interstate Highway System - to find out how driving evolved into a crucial symbol of freedom and agency.Cotten Seiler combs through a vast number of historical, social scientific, philosophical, and literary sources to illustrate the importance of driving to modern American conceptions of the self and the social and political order. He finds that as the figure of the driver blurred into the figure of the citizen, automobility became a powerful resource for women, African Americans, and others seeking entry into the public sphere. And yet, he argues, the individualistic but anonymous act of driving has also monopolized our thinking about freedom and democracy, discouraging the crafting of a more sustainable way of life.As our fantasies of the open road turn into fears of a looming energy crisis, Seiler shows us just how we ended up a republic of drivers - and where we might be headed.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: History Of The Americas, Social & Cultural History, Road & Motor Vehicles, Motor Cars
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 29.18 USD
  • Dimensions: 152x229x15.24mm
  • Weight: 317.51g
  • Printed by: University of Chicago Press
  • Published in: Chicago, IL, United States

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