1st Edition

Cars, Automobility and Development in Asia
Wheels of change

ISBN 9780367027070
Published February 4, 2019 by Routledge
202 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations

USD $42.95

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Book Description

Cars, Automobility and Development in Asia explores the nexus between automobility and development in a pan-Asian comparative perspective. The book seeks to integrate the policies, production forms, consumption preferences and symbolism implicated in emerging Asian automobilities. Using empirically rich and grounded analyses of both comparative and single-country case studies, the authors chart new approaches to studying automobility and development in emerging Asia.

Table of Contents

PART I: Introduction

1. Wheels of Change: Cars, automobility and development in Asia

Arve Hansen and Kenneth Bo Nielsen

PART II: Driving Development: Car Industries and National Development

2. Comparative Policies for Automotive Development in Southeast Asia

John Thoburn and Kaoru Natsuda

3. The Asian Automotive Industry and Labour Organising

Peter Wad

4. Revolution or Evolution? The Making of the Automobile Sector as a Key Industry in Mid-20th Century India

Stefan Tetzlaff

5. Proton – Malaysia’s National Car Project: Between Success and Failure?

Daniel Fleming and Henrik Søborg

PART III: Contested Car Cultures: Consuming Automobility

6. Doi Moi on Two and Four Wheels: Capitalist Development and Motorised Mobility in Vietnam

Arve Hansen

7. Transport and Mobility: The Filipino Via Crucis

Rolando Talampas

8. The Shared Road: Cars, Pedestrians, and Bicyclists in Japan

Joshua Hotaka Roth

9. Car Crazy: The Rise of Car Culture in China10. The Rise and Fall of the ‘People’s Car’: Middle-Class Aspirations, Status and Mobile Symbolism in ‘New India’

Beth E. Notar

10. The Rise and Fall of the ‘People’s Car’: Middle-Class Aspirations, Status and Mobile Symbolism in ‘New India’

Kenneth Bo Nielsen and Harold Wilhite

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Arve Hansen is Research Fellow at the Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo, Norway

Kenneth Bo Nielsen is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Sociology, University of Bergen, Norway