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Cultures of Transport: Representation, Practice and Technology


  • Colin Divall


  • George Revill


It is argue that the so-called cultural‘ (and spatial‘) turn that has remodelled so many other areas of the humanities and social sciences over the last two decades might help answer Armstrong‘s plea for an innovative, even controversial, transport history. Such a strategy would not merely bring the discipline into line conceptually and methodologically with what has long been going on elsewhere. By focussing on the practical limits and historical capabilities of transport technologies, the renewed historiography would have something of relevance and value to say to these other fields.

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  • Colin Divall & George Revill, 2010. "Cultures of Transport: Representation, Practice and Technology," Working Papers id:2496, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2496 Note: Institutional Papers

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    historical; humanities; historiography; innovative; discipline; travel; geographically; socially; vehicles; governance; transport; technologies; social sciences; cultural;

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