Cars, Automobility and Development in Asia
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Cars, Automobility and Development in Asia : Wheels of change

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Cars, Automobility and Development in Asia explores the nexus between automobility and development in a pan-Asian comparative perspective. The book seeks to integrate the policies, production forms, consumption preferences and symbolism implicated in emerging Asian automobilities. Using empirically rich and grounded analyses of both comparative and single-country case studies, the authors chart new approaches to studying automobility and development in emerging Asia.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 212 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 17.78mm | 430g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 15 black & white illustrations, 14 black & white tables, 1 black & white line drawings
  • 1138930709
  • 9781138930704

About Arve Hansen

Arve Hansen is Research Fellow at the Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo, Norway Kenneth Bo Nielsen is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Sociology, University of Bergen, Norwayshow more

Table of contents

PART I: Introduction 1. Wheels of Change: Cars, automobility and development in Asia Arve Hansen and Kenneth Bo Nielsen PART II: Driving Development: Car Industries and National Development 2. Comparative Policies for Automotive Development in Southeast Asia John Thoburn and Kaoru Natsuda 3. The Asian Automotive Industry and Labour Organising Peter Wad 4. Revolution or Evolution? The Making of the Automobile Sector as a Key Industry in Mid-20th Century India Stefan Tetzlaff 5. Proton - Malaysia's National Car Project: Between Success and Failure? Daniel Fleming and Henrik Soborg PART III: Contested Car Cultures: Consuming Automobility 6. Doi Moi on Two and Four Wheels: Capitalist Development and Motorised Mobility in Vietnam Arve Hansen 7. Transport and Mobility: The Filipino Via Crucis Rolando Talampas 8. The Shared Road: Cars, Pedestrians, and Bicyclists in Japan Joshua Hotaka Roth 9. Car Crazy: The Rise of Car Culture in China10. The Rise and Fall of the 'People's Car': Middle-Class Aspirations, Status and Mobile Symbolism in 'New India' Beth E. Notar 10. The Rise and Fall of the 'People's Car': Middle-Class Aspirations, Status and Mobile Symbolism in 'New India' Kenneth Bo Nielsen and Harold Wilhiteshow more

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