By Dr Redshaw Sarah
It has lengthy been authorised that the social and cultural meanings of the auto a ways exceed the sensible want for mobility. This e-book marks the 1st try to give a contribution to highway safeguard, contemplating, intensive, those meanings and the cultures of using which are formed via them.
In the corporate of vehicles examines the views that children have on vehicles, and explores the wider social and cultural meanings of the automobile, the capability it's imagined to fulfil, and the predicted advantages it bargains to younger drivers.
From focus-group study performed in Australia, the e-book takes up the perspectives of adolescents on more than a few subject matters, from media to vehicle use to gender functionality. the writer appears to be like on the ways that using has been outlined via articulations of the auto that emphasize valued beneficial properties of the car-driver, comparable to gender, youthfulness, prestige, age, strength, raciness, sexiness, ruggedness and competitiveness. The ebook takes a world standpoint on mobility, contemplating the effect of vehicles and highway defense coverage on caliber of lifestyles, and the worth and importance of different modes of trip, in more than a few countries.
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