The Motor Car and Popular Culture in the Twentieth Century

1st Edition

David Thoms, Len Holden

Routledge
Published September 28, 1998
Reference - 320 Pages
ISBN 9781859284612 - CAT# Y284102

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Summary

This is a multidisciplinary analysis of the relationship between the motor car and popular culture in the 20th century, which brings together original essays by academics in the UK, North America and Australia. The contributors write from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, including semiotics, social history, literary and film criticism, and musicology. Three main themes are addressed: the car as a cultural image; its impact on leisure and entertainment; and the cultural significance of the processes of manufacturing and selling cars.

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