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On Wings of Diesel: Trucks, Identity and Culture in Pakistan

Jamal J. Elias
Format
Book
Published
Oxford : Oneworld, 2011.
Language
English
ISBN
9781851688111 (pbk.), 1851688110 (pbk.), 9781851687497 (hbk.), 1851687491 (hbk.)
Contents
  • Beginnings
  • History of a dystopic utopia
  • Education and boundaries of class
  • Trucks and transportation
  • Trucks, truckers, and society
  • Truck design and an artisanal trade
  • Structure, motif, and meaning
  • Religion, identity, and trucks
  • Meaning, modernity, and shifting signifiers
  • Truck design, art, and agency
  • Appendix : Truck verse.
Description
xv, 252 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-243) and index.
Technical Details
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