By Cotten Seiler
Cotten Seiler combs via an unlimited variety of ancient, social clinical, philosophical, and literary assets to demonstrate the significance of using to fashionable American conceptions of the self and the social and political order. He unearths that because the determine of the driving force blurred into the determine of the citizen, automobility turned a robust source for ladies, African americans, and others looking access into the general public sphere. And but, he argues, the individualistic yet nameless act of riding has additionally monopolized our wondering freedom and democracy, discouraging the crafting of a extra sustainable lifestyle. As our fantasies of the open highway develop into fears of a looming strength concern, Seiler exhibits us simply how we ended up a republic of drivers—and the place we would be headed.
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