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An Alternative History of Bicycles and Motorcycles: Two-Wheeled Transportation and Material Culture

Suzanne Ferriss and Steven Alford
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Book
Published
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2016]
Language
English
ISBN
9781498528795 (cloth : alk. paper), 9781498528818 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Contents
  • Machines
  • "It could have been otherwise" : bicycles and motorcycles
  • Materials
  • Roads : mobility, bicycles, motorcycles
  • Rubber and steel : the "raw" materials
  • Textiles : machines, fabrics, fabrication
  • Machine and rider
  • The paradoxes of class and gender among bicyclists and motorcyclists
  • The embodied cyclist and freedom
  • Conclusion.
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pages cm
Notes
  • "This book offers an account of two-wheeled vehicle development that challenges the common evolutionary model of development from the bicycle to the motorcycle. It examines the bicycle and motorcycle as material objects and focuses on the complex socio-political and economic convergences that produced the materials, which in turn shaped the vehicles' appearance, function, and adoption by riders"--Provided by publisher.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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