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In Praise of the Bicycle - 9781789141382

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  • Product code: BYJNA
  • ISBN: 9781789141382
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 12.9cm x 20.4cm
  • Pages: 96
  • Publish date: 15/07/2019

In Praise of the Bicycle (Hardback)

In Praise of the Bicycle - 9781789141382

Marc Auge


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This is the French anthropologist as we've never heard him before: Marc Auge coined the term `non-place' to describe uniquitous, global airports, hotels and motorways filled with anonymous individuals. In this new book, he casts his anthropologist's eye on a subject close to his heart: cycling. In In Praise of the Bicycle, Auge takes us on a personal journey of his own, on a two-wheeled ride around our cities, and on a journey into ourselves. We all remember the thrill of riding a bike for the first time and the joys of cycling. Here he reminds us that these memories are not just personal, but rooted in a time and a place, in a history that is shared with millions of others. Part memoir, part manifesto, Auge celebrates cycling as a way of reconnecting with the places in which we live, and, ultimately, as a necessary alternative to our disconnected world.

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Product Details

  • Product code: BYJNA
  • ISBN: 9781789141382
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 12.9cm x 20.4cm
  • Pages: 96
  • Publish date: 15/07/2019

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