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The Resource The bicycle : towards a global history, Paul Smethurst, (electronic resource)

The bicycle : towards a global history, Paul Smethurst, (electronic resource)

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The bicycle : towards a global history
Title
The bicycle
Title remainder
towards a global history
Statement of responsibility
Paul Smethurst
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The modern bicycle as we know it today was developed in England in the 1880s. A decade later, cycling was already a popular spectator sport and a recreational fashion across western society. Women's rights, class mobility and a modern spirit of individualism helped fuel this bicycle boom. In China, on the other hand, the bicycle's ubiquity reflected state-controlled social uniformity. Briefly, it became a symbol of resistance in Tiananmen Square in the 1980s, but crushed by tanks it later turned into a downward marker of class with millions scrapped. In the 21st century, the bicycle is enjoying a global resurgence. It is favoured as a sustainable form of transport, while also reinventing itself as a chic and sportive fashion object, and a generic protest vehicle. With contradictory strands like these, the bicycle's cultural history is a rich subject for cross-cultural study. Beginning with the technical history of the bicycle's invention, and the socio-economic factors that precipitated it, the main focus of this book is the ever-changing cultural significance of the bicycle as an object, and of bicycling as a shifting, but ever popular social practice around the world. "--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UKPGM
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Smethurst, Paul
Dewey number
629.227/2
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bicycles
  • Bicycles
  • Cycling
  • Cycling
Label
The bicycle : towards a global history, Paul Smethurst, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Contents -- 1. Invention -- 2. Mobility -- 3. Crossings -- 4. Trends and Trajectories
Control code
ocn908685330
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137499516
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908685330
Label
The bicycle : towards a global history, Paul Smethurst, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Contents -- 1. Invention -- 2. Mobility -- 3. Crossings -- 4. Trends and Trajectories
Control code
ocn908685330
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137499516
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908685330

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