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Title: (Re)civilizing the young driver: technization and emotive automobility
Authors: Lumsden, Karen
Keywords: Boy racers
Civilizing process
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: LUMSDEN, K., 2015. (Re)civilizing the young driver: technization and emotive automobility. Mobilities, 10 (1), pp. 36-54.
Abstract: Historically, youths have presented challenges to the authorities via their appropriation of the automobile and related inversion of mainstream motoring values. Recently, this has been demonstrated in the contestation concerning boy racers in the UK and their engagement in deviant driving and car modification. Drawing on Elias’ civilizing process and work on technization, this paper demonstrates how various measures targeted the emotive heart of this car-based community, thus attempting to (re)civilize young drivers. Data is presented from ethnographic research with boy racers and societal groups in the city of Aberdeen, Scotland.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Mobilities [© Taylor & Francis (Routledge)] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17450101.2013.823716
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/17450101.2013.823716
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/13257
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17450101.2013.823716
ISSN: 1745-0101
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies)

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