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Drivetime: Literary Excursions in Automotive Consciousness

Lynne Pearce


What sorts of things do we think about when we’re driving – or being driven – in a car? Drivetime seeks to answer this question by drawing upon a rich archive of British and American texts from ‘the motoring century’ (1900-2000), paying particular attention to the way in which the practice of driving shapes and structures our thinking. While recent sociological and psychological research has helped explain how drivers are able to think about ‘other things’ while performing such a complex task, little attention has, as yet, been paid to the form these cognitive and affective journeys take. Pe ... More

Keywords: mobilities, automobilities, driving, driving-event, driver-psychology, car culture, motoring history, road trips, phenomenology, kinaesthetics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780748690848
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690848.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lynne Pearce, author
University of Lancaster

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