Social movement activism, social change and bicycling in the UK

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/602376
Title:
Social movement activism, social change and bicycling in the UK
Authors:
Cox, Peter
Abstract:
At a number of points in British history, there have been concerted movements consciously both to defend and to promote cycling as an everyday practice. Using insights from social movement theory, this paper compares the actions and roles of cycle activism in three separate cases, first in the 1930s, then in the 1970s and then in the twenty-first century. The study examines both at the resource mobilisation dimensions of each wave of movement activity and the ways in which different sets of mobilisation sought to create value and identity. It evaluates the relative strengths and weaknesses of each instance and the extent to which each managed (or not) to produce the kinds of changes it consciously sought, but also pays attention to unsought consequences of these mobilisations and the arguments pursued, within the wider context of social change. It draws primarily on insider accounts of campaigns and frames these not only within the context of roads and transport policy, but also within the contestations of class and gender.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Cox, P. (2015, September). Social movement activism, social change and bicycling in the UK. Paper presented at The Future of Mobilities: Flows, Transport and Communication. T2M/ Cosmobilities joint conference, Caserta, Italy.
Publication Date:
16-Sep-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/602376
Type:
Presentation; Working Paper
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Social and Political Science

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCox, Peteren
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T13:46:32Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T13:46:32Zen
dc.date.issued2015-09-16en
dc.identifier.citationCox, P. (2015, September). Social movement activism, social change and bicycling in the UK. Paper presented at The Future of Mobilities: Flows, Transport and Communication. T2M/ Cosmobilities joint conference, Caserta, Italy.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/602376en
dc.description.abstractAt a number of points in British history, there have been concerted movements consciously both to defend and to promote cycling as an everyday practice. Using insights from social movement theory, this paper compares the actions and roles of cycle activism in three separate cases, first in the 1930s, then in the 1970s and then in the twenty-first century. The study examines both at the resource mobilisation dimensions of each wave of movement activity and the ways in which different sets of mobilisation sought to create value and identity. It evaluates the relative strengths and weaknesses of each instance and the extent to which each managed (or not) to produce the kinds of changes it consciously sought, but also pays attention to unsought consequences of these mobilisations and the arguments pursued, within the wider context of social change. It draws primarily on insider accounts of campaigns and frames these not only within the context of roads and transport policy, but also within the contestations of class and gender.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectSociology of cyclingen
dc.subjectSocial Changeen
dc.subjectsocial movementsen
dc.titleSocial movement activism, social change and bicycling in the UKen
dc.typePresentationen
dc.typeWorking Paperen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
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