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dc.contributor.authorCox, Peter*
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-11T11:32:08Z
dc.date.available2019-01-11T11:32:08Z
dc.date.issued2019-04-08
dc.identifier.citationCox, P., (2019) Cycling: a sociology of vélomobility, London: Routledgeen_US
dc.identifier.isbn9781138691872
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/621744
dc.description.abstractCycling: a Sociology of Vélomobility explores cycling as a sociological phenomenon. Drawing on extensive ethnographic fieldwork, it considers the interaction of materials, competences and meanings that comprise a variety of cycling practices. What might appear at first to be self-evident actions are shown to be constructed though the interplay of numerous social and political forces. Using a theoretical framework from mobilities studies, its central themes respond to the question of what is it about cycling that provokes so much interest and passion, both positive and negative. Individual chapters consider how cycling has appeared as theme and illustration in social theory and considers the legacies of these theorizations. It expands on the image of cycling practices as product of an assemblage of technology, rider and environment. Riding spaces as material technologies are found to be as important as the machineries of the cycle, and a distinction is made between routes and rides to help interpret aspects of journey-making. Ideas of both affordance and script are used to explore how elements interact in performance to create sensory and experiential scapes. Consideration is also given to the changing identities of cycling practices in historical and geographical perspective. The book adds to existing research by extending the theorisation of cycling mobilities. It engages with both current and past debates on the place of cycling in mobility systems and the problems of researching, analysing and communicating ephemeral mobile experiences.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.routledge.com/Cycling-A-sociology-of-velo-mobility-1st-Edition/Cox/p/book/9781138691872en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectSociology of cyclingen_US
dc.subjectResearch Methodsen_US
dc.titleCycling: a sociology of vélomobilityen_US
dc.typeBooken_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren_US
dc.date.accepted2018-10-12
or.grant.openaccessYesen_US
rioxxterms.funderunfundeden_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectunfundeden_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
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