Bicycle / Race

Bicycle / Race

by PhD Lugo


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Bicycle/Race paints an unforgettable picture of Los Angeles—and the United States—from the perspective of two wheels. This is a book of borderlands and intersections, a cautionary tale about the dangers of putting infrastructure before culture, and a coming-of-age story about power and identity. The colonial history of southern California is interwoven through Adonia Lugo's story of growing up Chicana in Orange County, becoming a bicycle anthropologist, and co-founding Los Angeles's hallmark open streets cycling event, CicLAvia, along the way. When she takes on racism in the world of national bicycle advocacy in Washington, DC, she finds her voice and heads back to LA to organize the movement for environmental justice in active transportation.In the tradition of City of Quartz, this book will forever change the way you see Los Angeles, race and class in the United States, and the streets and people around you wherever you live.

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[Review Quote] "Far more than a book about the politics of cycling, Bicycle / Race paints an unforgettable portrait of Los Angeles from a two-wheeled perspective." - Saelan Twerdy, Drawn + Quarterly

[Review Quote] ""If you are asking yourself what race has to do with bicycling, you are not alone: this question has been lobbed at Adonia at every level of her career as a professor, activist, anthropologist, and author. In her groundbreaking new memoir, Bicycle/Race: Transportation, Culture, and Resistance, she tackles this question head on."" - Tessa Hulls, REED Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621067641
Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
Publication date: 10/09/2018
Series: Bicycle Revolution Series
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 301,413
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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