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Internal Combustion Engines

Vaclav Smil

in Creating the Twentieth Century: Technical Innovations of 1867-1914 and Their Lasting Impact

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195168747
eISBN:
9780199835522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195168747.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Invention and commercialization of automotive internal combustion engines was a multistranded process that began during the 1880s in Germany with design by Benz, Daimler and Maybach, and then ... 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


The Common Heritage of the Socialist Car Culture

Luminita Gatejel

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/9780801449918.003.0009
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines two dominant perspectives on socialist cars, one belonging to the Cold War context and the other to post-1989 Communist nostalgia. What seems to have survived the dissolution of ... More


Autobasteln: Modifying, Maintaining, and Repairing Private Cars in the GDR, 1970–1990

Kurt Möser

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/9780801449918.003.0010
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines some of the functions and roles of consumer “activation” in socialist car cultures by focusing on cars and consumers in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) from the 1970s, when ... More


The End of Youth Car Culture?

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/9780226341781.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Despite the vast increase in automobility everywhere, the American obsession with cars still stands out. Yet, despite the multicar household, with vehicles aplenty for teens, the lure of the ... More


The Politics of Low and Slow/Bajito y Suavecito: Black and Chicano Lowriders in Los Angeles, from the 1960s through the 1970s

Denise M. Sandoval

in Black and Brown in Los Angeles: Beyond Conflict and Coalition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520275591
eISBN:
9780520956872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275591.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the cultural history of the lowriding phenomenon in Los Angeles from the 1960s through the 1970s and how car culture in Chicano and Black communities has involved a re-creation ... 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


Machines of Youth: America's Car Obsession

Gary S. Cross

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226341644
eISBN:
9780226341781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226341781.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Machines of Youth traces the rise, and more recently the fall, of car culture among American teens. Cross details how an automobile obsession drove teen peer culture from the 1920s to the 1980s, ... More


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


The Aesthetics of Petroleum

Stephanie LeMenager

in Living Oil: Petroleum Culture in the American Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199899425
eISBN:
9780199347186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899425.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 2 considers the aesthetics of petroleum in California and the United States as the freeway-suburban complex develops through the mid-twentieth century, producing as many reasons for loving ... More


Last Stand of the Cruiser

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/9780226341781.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

American teen car culture reached its peak in the 1960s and early 1970s with the era of the muscle car, cheap gas, and well-paying factory jobs awaiting high school graduates. This story (at least ... More


Tales of the Talā (Dollar): Notes on Cars, Consumption, and Class in American Sāmoa1

Fa‘anofo Lisaclaire Uperesa

in At Home and in the Field: Ethnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847593
eISBN:
9780824868215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847593.003.0030
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter features “homework” conducted in American Sāmoa that illustrates how the intensification of transnational flows of goods, people, and ideas in the late twentieth and early twenty-first ... More


How the Shopping Cart Explains Global Consumerism

Andrew Warnes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520295285
eISBN:
9780520968097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295285.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The book argues that the invention and popularization of the shopping cart from the 1940s onward provided the final link in the chain for the new system of industrialized food flow. First in the ... More


Aristocratic Baskets

Andrew Warnes

in How the Shopping Cart Explains Global Consumerism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520295285
eISBN:
9780520968097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295285.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter traces the popularization of self-service and the uneven ways in which it shed its original association with the department store and consumerist prestige. It suggests that as ... More


Drivetime: Literary Excursions in Automotive Consciousness

Lynne Pearce

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748690848
eISBN:
9781474426817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690848.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What sorts of things do we think about when we’re driving – or being driven – in a car? Drivetime seeks to answer this question by drawing upon a rich archive of British and American texts from ‘the ... More


In the Supermarket

Andrew Warnes

in How the Shopping Cart Explains Global Consumerism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520295285
eISBN:
9780520968097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295285.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The chapter introduces the ideas of Bruno Latour in order to identify the shopping cart as what Latour would call a “nonhuman actant,” which shapes human behavior in crucial and active ways. Above ... More


privacy and confidentiality: 21 grams

nancy berlinger

in The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735365
eISBN:
9780190267520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735365.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the privacy issues raised by the film 21 Grams (2003). The film explores the notion that human lives and fates are interconnected. Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu uses ... More


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