Moto-mobilities: geographies of the motorcycle and motorcyclists’

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Pinch, PL and Reimer, S (2012). Moto-mobilities: geographies of the motorcycle and motorcyclists’. Mobilities. 7, pp. 439 - 457.
AuthorsPinch, PL and Reimer, S
Abstract

This paper draws upon and seeks to extend accounts of systems of automobility through an examination of geographies of the motorcycle and motorcyclist – or what we term ‘moto-mobilities’. We utilize the figure of the motorcycle to raise the importance of analysing alternative mobilities: to consider how they appeal to different travelling dispositions and emotions; how they have been represented; and how they have been produced, marketed and consumed. The paper first reflects upon the experiences and embodiment of the motorcycle-rider; second, evaluates representations of moto-mobility; and finally attends to the materiality of mobility via an examination of the economy of motorcycle qualities.

Year2012
JournalMobilities
Journal citation7, pp. 439 - 457
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN1745-0101
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17450101.2012.659466
Publication dates
Print08 Mar 2012
Publication process dates
Deposited27 Mar 2017
Accepted08 Mar 2012
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY 4.0
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