Consuming the Car: Anticipation, Use and Meaning in Contemporary Youth Culture

  title={Consuming the Car: Anticipation, Use and Meaning in Contemporary Youth Culture},
  author={Eamonn Carrabine and Brian Longhurst},
  journal={The Sociological Review},
  pages={181 - 196}
Drawing on evidence from a recently conducted study of the everyday lives of young people in Manchester, UK, this article considers the place of cars in contemporary youth culture. The article acknowledges the recent beginnings of sociological and social science discussion of cars but concurs with the view that this topic has been much neglected. More specifically the study of young people and personal mobility has been constrained by approaches that emphasise the problematic nature of this… 
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