From road rage in Western Europe to the struggles of cab driving in Africa to the emergence of Black identity in the US, this book examines the essential humanity of the car, which includes the jealousies, gender differences, fears and moralities that cars give rise to. Firmly grounded in detailed ethnographic and historical scholarship, this is the first book to provide an informed sense of cars as one of the most ubiquitous and significant forms of material culture.
Author Biography: Daniel Miller is Professor of Anthropology, University College London.
About the Author
Daniel Miller is Professor of Anthropology, University College London. Recent books include 'A Theory of Shopping' and 'The Internet: An Ethnographic Approach' (with Don Slater).
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"This book will be a welcome addition to the growing number of courses that look at the impact the automobile has had and is having in the world. Highly recommended for all collections." Choice
"At last! A book which not only takes a wide-ranging and nuanced approach to the contradictory relations between humans and cars, but also places that research within a cosmopolitan empricial and theoretical framework." The Asia Pacific Jourbanal of Anthropology