Driving-as-Event:Rethinking the Car Journey

Pearce, Lynne (2017) Driving-as-Event:Rethinking the Car Journey. Mobilities, 12 (4). pp. 585-597. ISSN 1745-0101

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Abstract

This article explores the possibility of ‘measuring’ the individual car journey in terms of the quality of the cognitive distance travelled by the car’s occupants. Literary texts constitute an invaluable resource in this regard since their focus on the interiority of the driving experience is of great help in the theorisation of what I refer to here as ‘automotive consciousness.’ In the discussion that follows, I propose that each and every car journey may be thought of as a unique and non-reproducible event in the lives of the drivers and passengers concerned on account of the variable psychological and situational factors involved.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Mobilities
Additional Information:
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Mobilities on 28/06/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17450101.2017.1331007
Uncontrolled Keywords:
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86143
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Deposited On:
03 May 2017 13:44
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Yes
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Published
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05 Dec 2020 04:07