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The Socialist Car: Automobility in the Eastern Bloc

Lewis H. Siegelbaum (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449918
eISBN:
9780801463211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449918.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Across the Soviet Bloc, from the 1960s until the collapse of communism, the automobile exemplified the tension between the ideological imperatives of political authorities and the aspirations of ... More


Postcolonial Automobility: Car Culture in West Africa

Lindsey B. Green-Simms

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901141
eISBN:
9781452957654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901141.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Postcolonial Automobility discusses how the automobile, with its promise of autonomous, unfettered mobility is a paradigmatic object through which one can assess the pleasures, dangers, and limits of ... More


Theorising infrastructure: a politics of spaces and edges

Peter Cox

in The Politics of Cycling Infrastructure: Spaces and (In)Equality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447345152
eISBN:
9781447345640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447345152.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter seeks to engage with a selected range of current theorisations of the politics of infrastructure, and to apply them to specific cases of cycle-specific infrastructures. It subsequently ... More


What constructs a cycle city? A comparison of policy narratives in Newcastle and Bremen

Katja Leyendecker

Peter Cox and Till Koglin (eds)

in The Politics of Cycling Infrastructure: Spaces and (In)Equality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447345152
eISBN:
9781447345640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447345152.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Concerning cycling, Newcastle (UK) and Bremen (Germany) are very different cities. The former having less than 1% of trips cycled, the latter nearly 25% with hundreds of miles of cycle infrastructure ... More


Alternative Modernity?: Everyday Practices of Elite Mobility in Communist Hungary, 1956–1980

György Péteri

in The Socialist Car: Automobility in the Eastern Bloc

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449918
eISBN:
9780801463211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449918.003.0004
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines how the state socialist order asserted its systemic exceptionalism (a pattern of development distinguishing socialism from capitalism) in the field of modern mobility, using ... More


Planning for Mobility: Designing City Centers and New Towns in the USSR and the GDR in the 1960s

Elke Beyer

in The Socialist Car: Automobility in the Eastern Bloc

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449918
eISBN:
9780801463211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449918.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines how planning for mobility, especially automobility, shaped designs for city centers in the USSR and the German Democratic Republic (GDR) during the 1960s. Taking the first ... More


Customizing and Souping-Up in the 1930s and ’40s

Gary S. Cross

in Machines of Youth: America's Car Obsession

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226341644
eISBN:
9780226341781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226341781.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The automobile created a special if ultimately limited opportunity for white working class boys to acquire and display distinctly modern mechanical skills not only in driving, but in repairing, ... More


Cruising and Parking: The Peer Culture of Teen Automobility, 1950–70

Gary S. Cross

in Machines of Youth: America's Car Obsession

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226341644
eISBN:
9780226341781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226341781.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Beyond the mostly male realm of customizing and racing was another realm of youth in cars—where a distinct high school peer culture thrived. On roads and in back seats of cars young Americans found ... More


The city and the road

Dimitris Dalakoglou

in The Road: An Ethnography of (Im)mobility, Space, and Cross-border Infrastructures in the Balkans

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526109330
eISBN:
9781526124234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109330.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The urban topography of Gjirokastër city, where part of the current ethnography was based, is under a continuous process of change during the last two decades. The city has in fact been relocated ... More


Introduction

Lewis H. Siegelbaum

in The Socialist Car: Automobility in the Eastern Bloc

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449918
eISBN:
9780801463211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449918.003.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book examines the place of the motor car in the state socialist countries of Eastern Europe, including the USSR. In particular, it considers the dynamic tension between cars and socialism, a ... More


The Elusive People’s Car: Imagined Automobility and Productive Practices along the “Czechoslovak Road to Socialism” (1945–1968)

Valentina Fava

in The Socialist Car: Automobility in the Eastern Bloc

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449918
eISBN:
9780801463211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449918.003.0002
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter discusses the history of the automobile industry and automobility in Czechoslovakia between 1945 and 1968, with particular emphasis on the ideological and concrete development of the ... More


Automobility in Yugoslavia between Urban Planner, Market, and Motorist: The Case of Belgrade, 1945–1972

Brigitte Le Normand

in The Socialist Car: Automobility in the Eastern Bloc

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449918
eISBN:
9780801463211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449918.003.0006
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the interactions between urban planners, drivers, and market socialism in Belgrade, Yugoslavia’s capital city, during the period 1945–1972. More specifically, it considers the ... More


On the Streets of a Truck-Building City: Naberezhnye Chelny in the Brezhnev Era

Esther Meier

in The Socialist Car: Automobility in the Eastern Bloc

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449918
eISBN:
9780801463211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449918.003.0007
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the symbolic significance of streets, and how people took possession of them, in the Soviet city of Naberezhnye Chelny during the Brezhnev era. Naberezhnye Chelny was designed ... More


“Little Tsars of the Road”: Soviet Truck Drivers and Automobility, 1920s–1980s

Lewis H. Siegelbaum

in The Socialist Car: Automobility in the Eastern Bloc

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449918
eISBN:
9780801463211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449918.003.0011
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the automobility of truck drivers in the Soviet Union from the 1920s to the 1980s. It looks at truckers partly from the perspective of labor history—who became truckers, the ... More


Women and Cars in Soviet and Russian Society

Corinna Kuhr-Korolev

in The Socialist Car: Automobility in the Eastern Bloc

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449918
eISBN:
9780801463211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449918.003.0012
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the relationship of women to cars and society in Russia and the Soviet Union since 1990, with particular emphasis on questions of automobility, gender relations, women’s ... More


Automobility and Freedom

John M. Meyer

in Engaging the Everyday: Environmental Social Criticism and the Resonance Dilemma

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028905
eISBN:
9780262327107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028905.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Automobility – inclusive of both the physical and cultural aspects of the practice of private ownership and use of automobiles – shapes modern life the world over. Automobility generates a flexible ... More


The car, the streetscape and inter-ethnic dynamics

Charles Husband, Yunis Alam, Jörg Hüttermann, and Joanna Fomina

in Lived diversities: Space, place and identities in the multi-ethnic city

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447315643
eISBN:
9781447315858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447315643.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Chapter 6 emerged as an irresistible topic which very powerfully augmented many of the points made elsewhere in this book. Whilst acknowledging the significance of the car and the urban myths about ... More


Theorising Automotive Consciousness

Lynne Pearce

in Drivetime: Literary Excursions in Automotive Consciousness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748690848
eISBN:
9781474426817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690848.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter sets out the ways in which driving may be seen as paradigmatic, as well as formative, of human thought by comparing the way in which the mind travels through time and space on its ... More


Searching

Lynne Pearce

in Drivetime: Literary Excursions in Automotive Consciousness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748690848
eISBN:
9781474426817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690848.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter conceptualises a mode of driving – and a type of driver-consciousness characterised as ‘searching’. It focuses on the way in which the car may be used to explore and ‘probe’ the ... More


Fleeing

Lynne Pearce

in Drivetime: Literary Excursions in Automotive Consciousness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748690848
eISBN:
9781474426817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690848.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In response to two of the most celebrated philosophical texts on twentieth-century automobility – Jean Baudrillard’s America (1986) and Paul Virilio’s Negative Horizon (1984) – this chapter argues ... More


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