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The Formation of Automobile Dependence in the United States

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Material Information

Title: The Formation of Automobile Dependence in the United States An Actor Network Approach
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Kreig, Alexandre
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2004
Publication Date: 2004

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Automobile Dependence
Actor Network Theory
Transportation
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theses   ( marcgt )
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Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The automobile and its attendant system occupy a central position in both individual and collective American life. Ordinary Americans have come to depend upon the automobile for most of their transportation needs. Consequently, the means for operating and maintaining this system rests with various levels of government (city, state, federal). Everyone, however, must contend with the consequent problems of widespread automotive travel, such as air quality issues, parking concerns, and social equity. This thesis examines certain key elements in the formation of the current American transportation system: the rapid rise and fall of transit in the early twentieth century, the development of the automobile industry, and the evolution of American highway policy through 1956. The methodological framework of actor network theory is used to inform the discussion. Finally, the rise of city and regional planning and the advent of zoning as a means to effectively organize the urban landscape will be considered as they relate to the implementation and reproduction of this transportation method.
Statement of Responsibility: by Alexandre Kreig
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2004
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Brain, David

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2004 K9
System ID: NCFE003399:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003399/00001

Material Information

Title: The Formation of Automobile Dependence in the United States An Actor Network Approach
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Kreig, Alexandre
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2004
Publication Date: 2004

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Automobile Dependence
Actor Network Theory
Transportation
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The automobile and its attendant system occupy a central position in both individual and collective American life. Ordinary Americans have come to depend upon the automobile for most of their transportation needs. Consequently, the means for operating and maintaining this system rests with various levels of government (city, state, federal). Everyone, however, must contend with the consequent problems of widespread automotive travel, such as air quality issues, parking concerns, and social equity. This thesis examines certain key elements in the formation of the current American transportation system: the rapid rise and fall of transit in the early twentieth century, the development of the automobile industry, and the evolution of American highway policy through 1956. The methodological framework of actor network theory is used to inform the discussion. Finally, the rise of city and regional planning and the advent of zoning as a means to effectively organize the urban landscape will be considered as they relate to the implementation and reproduction of this transportation method.
Statement of Responsibility: by Alexandre Kreig
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2004
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Brain, David

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2004 K9
System ID: NCFE003399:00001

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