Article ID: CBB728173630

Taking the Road for Play: Cyclist Appropriations of Automobile Infrastructures in Vietnam (December 2018)

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Ashley Carruthers (Author)


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Volume: 8
Issue: 3
Pages: 1-27


Publication Date: December 2018
Edition Details: Special section:Postcolonial Intersections: Asia on the Move

After declining in status and mode share sharply with the popularization of the motorcycle, cycling in Vietnam is on the rise. Urban elites who pursue sport and leisure cycling are the most visible of Vietnam’s new cyclists, and they bring their sense of social mastery out onto the road with them by appropriating the nation’s new, automobile-focused infrastructures as places for play and display. While motivated by self-interest, their informal activism around securing bicycle access to new bridges and highways potentially benefits all and contributes to making livable cities. These socially elite cyclists transcend the status associated with their means of mobility as they enact their mastery over automobile infrastructures meant to usher in a new Vietnamese automobility.

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Article Mayurakshi Chaudhuri; Viola Thimm (December 2018) Introduction: Postcolonial Intersections. Asia on the Move. Transfers (pp. 28-35). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Arnold, David J.
DeWald, Erich
George Martin
Maria-Katharina Lang
Baatarnaran Tsetsentsolmon
Jan Ploeger
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The Journal of Transport History
Comparative Studies in Society and History
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society
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Cornell University Press
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Land transportation
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Bicycles
Technoscience; science and technology studies
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Technology and society
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21st century
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19th century
20th century
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