In Praise of the Bicycle

In Praise of the Bicycle

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Publisher's Synopsis

Witness the French anthropologist as we have never seen him before. Marc Augé coined the term "non-place" to describe the ubiquitous 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.  With In Praise of the Bicycle, Augé takes us on a two-wheeled ride around our cities and on a personal 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, Augé's book celebrates cycling as a way of reconnecting with the places in which we live, and, ultimately, as a necessary alternative to our disconnected world.

Book information

ISBN: 9781789141382
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Imprint: Reaktion Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 796.60944
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 216g
Height: 129mm
Width: 204mm
Spine width: 13mm