In Praise Of The Bicycle

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Marc Augé coined the term ‘non-place’ to describe ubiquitous, global airports, hotels and motorways filled with anonymous individuals. Here, 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, Augé 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.

ISBN: 9781789141382 Author: Auge, Marc Publisher: Reaktion Books Publication Date: 15th July 2019 Imprint: Reaktion Books Cover: Hardback Dewey: 796.60944 (edition:23) Pages: 96 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:
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.

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