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Critical geographies of cycling : history, political economy and culture

G. B. Norcliffe (Author)
"Examining cycling from a range of geographical perspectives, this book uses historical and contemporary case studies to look at the history, politics, economy and culture of cycling. Pursuing a post-structural position in viewing understandings of the bicycle as contingent upon time and place, author Glen Norcliffe argues for the need for widespread processes such as gendered use of the bicycle, the Cyclists's Rights Movement, and the globalization of bicycle-making to be interpreted in different ways in different places. With this in mind, the essays in the book are divided into two sections: Spaces of Cycling which treats the location of the technological development, production and trade of cycles and Places of Cycling which interprets the specific places of consumption - the streets of the city, in the cycling clubs, among men and women, and at the trade show. Written from a geographer's integrative perspective to offer a broad understanding of cycling, this book will also be of interest to other social scientists in urban studies, cultural studies, technology and society, sociology, history and environmental planning"--Provided by publisher
eBook, English, 2015
Ashgate Publishing Company, Burlington, VT, 2015
Electronic books
1 online resource
9781472439123, 9781472439130, 9781317157366, 1472439120, 1472439139, 1317157362
For a geography of cycling
Spaces of cycling: G-cot: the geographical construction of technology
The aha! myth: geographically embedded innovation in the Canadian cycle industry 1868-1900
Popeism and fordism: examining the roots of mass production
Hypermobile global production networks: links of the Canadian cycle industry with China and Taiwan (with Boyang Gao and Weidong Liu)
Places of cycling:- Associations, modernity and club citizenship in a Victorian highwheel bicycle club
Men, women and the bicycle in the late nineteenth century (with Phillip Gordon Mackintosh)
"Thirty thousand wheelmen who never smile": national identity and the rise of the Canadian Wheelman's Association
Performing the bicycle trade show (with Michael Andreae and Jinn-yuh Hsu)
Neoliberal mobility and its discontents: working tricycles in China's cities
Right to the road