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The Resource Motoring : the highway experience in America, John A. Jakle and Keith A. Sculle

Motoring : the highway experience in America, John A. Jakle and Keith A. Sculle

Label
Motoring : the highway experience in America
Title
Motoring
Title remainder
the highway experience in America
Statement of responsibility
John A. Jakle and Keith A. Sculle
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Motoring unmasks the forces that shape the American driving experience--commercial, aesthetic, cultural, mechanical--as it takes a timely look back at our historically unconditional love of motor travel. Focusing on recreational travel between 1900 and 1960, John A. Jakle and Keith A. Sculle cover dozens of topics related to drivers, cars, and highways and explain how they all converge to uphold that illusory notion of release and rejuvenation we call the "open road." Jakle and Sculle have collaborated on five previous books on the history, culture, and landscape of the American road. Here, with an emphasis on the driver's perspective, they discuss garages and gas stations, roadside tourist attractions, freeways and toll roads, truck stops, bus travel, the rise of the convenience store, and much more. All the while, the authors make us think about aspects of driving that are often taken for granted: how, for instance, the many lodging and food options along our highways reinforce the connection between driving and "freedom" and how, by enabling greater speeds, highway engineers helped to stoke motorists' "blessed fantasy of flight." Although driving originally celebrated freedom and touted a common experience, it has increasingly become a highly regulated, isolated activity. The motive behind America's first embrace of the automobile--individual prerogative--still substantially obscures this reality. "Americans did not have the automobile imposed on them, " say the authors. Jakle and Sculle ask why some of the early prophetic warnings about our car culture went unheeded and why the arguments of its promoters resonated so persuasively. Today, the automobile is implicated in any number of environmental, even social, problems. As the wisdom of our dependence on automobile travel has come into serious question, reassessment of how we first became that way is more important than ever
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DLC
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Jakle, John A
Dewey number
917.304
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1021
LC item number
.J33 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sculle, Keith A
Series statement
Center books on American places
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Automobile travel
  • Automobile driving
  • Roads
Label
Motoring : the highway experience in America, John A. Jakle and Keith A. Sculle
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0719/2007022330.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Motoring : an introduction -- America's good roads search -- Detour ahead : rebuilding America's roads -- Highways as public prerogative -- Dealerships and garages -- The tourist's roadside -- Rejecting the roadside as landscaped landscape -- Limited-access highways as dream fulfillment -- Motoring by truck -- Motoring by bus -- Convenience in store -- The highway experience : a conclusion
Control code
ocn138341426
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780820330280
Isbn Type
(hard cover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007022330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(Sirsi) 1106861
Label
Motoring : the highway experience in America, John A. Jakle and Keith A. Sculle
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0719/2007022330.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Motoring : an introduction -- America's good roads search -- Detour ahead : rebuilding America's roads -- Highways as public prerogative -- Dealerships and garages -- The tourist's roadside -- Rejecting the roadside as landscaped landscape -- Limited-access highways as dream fulfillment -- Motoring by truck -- Motoring by bus -- Convenience in store -- The highway experience : a conclusion
Control code
ocn138341426
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780820330280
Isbn Type
(hard cover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007022330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(Sirsi) 1106861

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