Book ID: CBB001202142

On Wings of Diesel: Trucks, Identity and Culture in Pakistan (2010)

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Elias, Jamal J. (Author)


Oneworld


Publication Date: 2010
Physical Details: xv + 252 pp.; ill.; bibl.; index
Language: English

Illustrated with beautiful colour photos throughout, On Wings of Diesel takes us on a journey through the fascinating world of Pakistani truck decoration. Ornately adorned and considered as moving art, these trucks---veritable roving exhibitions---depict all aspects of life and support a highly developed artisanal industry. Exploring the significance of this practice, Jamal J. Elias provides a unique window on Pakistan's comnplex society that addresses complex questions of culture and religion in a way that is both accessible and entertaining. Jamal J. Elias is Professor of Islamic Studies and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania. The world's foremost expert on Pakistani truck art, Elias is also a photographer who has held a number of solo and group exhibitions in the US.

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Review Kirkpatrick, Joanna (2012) Review of "On Wings of Diesel: Trucks, Identity and Culture in Pakistan". Journal of Asian Studies (p. 287). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Ladd, Brian
Kaur, Raminder
Volti, Rudi
Wosk, Julie
Schramm, Jeffrey W.
Borg, Kevin L.
Journals
Technology and Culture
Revue d'Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine
Taiwanese Journal for Studies of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society
Ferrum
Publishers
Johns Hopkins University Press
University of Chicago Press
Lehigh University Press
MIT Press
University of Texas at Austin
Oxford University Press
Concepts
Technology and society
Automobiles
Technology and culture
Technology
Users of technology
Automobile safety
People
Le Corbusier
Eisenhower, Dwight David
Time Periods
20th century
20th century, late
21st century
20th century, early
19th century
Modern
Places
United States
India
Pakistan
China
France
Shanghai (China)
Institutions
National Research Council (U.S.)
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