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Cars and consumption

Newman, Daniel ORCID: 2013. Cars and consumption. Capital and Class 37 (3) , pp. 454-473. 10.1177/0309816813505164

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Cars are increasingly accepted as a socio-environmental problem. However, they are rarely considered as a political problem. This article critiques the dominant trend for research into supposedly more sustainable alternatives to the present car system, such as electric vehicles, taking to task the major theoretical school that attempts to lead this charge. In so doing, it recognises car ownership of any variety as embroiled in the culture of consumption, and suggests that any attempt to overcome the trouble with cars will also require a fundamental reappraisal of our consumption patterns.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Sustainable Places Research Institute (PLACES)
Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0309-8168
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022 08:17

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