Car Mania: A Critical History of Transport

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Pluto Press, 1996 - Transportation - 246 pages
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Road passenger and freight transport in Europe and North America is increasing at an alarming rate, and it is the view of many people that we are reaching a point where the environment will be damaged beyond repair. This study of this impending crisis in the western world, takes a look at transport past and present by examining current European and American transport structures and policies in the light of sustainability and the environment and the social and economic consequences of the present trends. Covering 200 years from the canal age and the rail revolution to the rise of the car, this revised edition is expanded to provide an international dimension on the subject.
 

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Contents

Canal Mania or Marxs Mistake
3
The Rail Revolution
15
Tables
23
Figures
25
Land of the Railroads
52
Part II
65
The Decline of the Railways
91
The NonCapitalist Road
108
The History and the Poverty of Urban Public
130
Necessary and Artificial Transport
151
The Car as Advanced Technology
166
The Speed Myth
178
Alienation Aggression and Patriarchy
191
Maps
209
Notes
213
Index
231

The Car Society at the
115
Relation to Overall Industrial Growth 195371
125

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Winfried Wolf is leading authority on transport and is the author of several books on the subject, including Berlin: City for the People (1994). He is the PDS spokesperson on transport policy in the German Bundestag.

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