Car Wars: How the car won our hearts and conquered our cities

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Graeme Davison with Sheryl Yelland, “Car Wars: How the car won our hearts and conquered our cities”
Allen and Unwin | ISBN 1741142075 | 2004 Year | PDF | ~1 Mb | 308 Pages


Australia's leading urban historian Graeme Davison is at it again - making sense and distilling order from another taken-for-granted, material familiarity of modern life. The car, like the mobile phone, internet and television before it, has drifted into imperceptibility. Yet, “Cars are everywhere. They take us to work, shop and play. They monopolise our streets and roadways and mould the landscape to their insistent demands”. So, whether or not we drive, we are all affected by the car; it is, as Davison suggests, not only our society's “most valued tool" but also the "most powerful status symbol".[...]


Source: h***://www.arts.monash.edu.au/eras/edition_6/dyrenfurth.htm