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    ‘Sir, it was my right of way!’ Examining cultural change and the contested entitlements of automobility

    Butcher, Melissa (2019) ‘Sir, it was my right of way!’ Examining cultural change and the contested entitlements of automobility. Mobilities , ISSN 1745-0101. (In Press)

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    This qualitative study uses a frame of entitlements to explore how automobility reflects the complex tensions of cultural change, including shifting privileges within gendered and classed social relations. Through documenting the mobility of a cohort of middle-class women in Delhi, three regimes of entitlement are identified within the city’s 'landscape[s] of power' (Bagheri 2017): the car and its impact on the built environment; the constraints of gendered expectations; and middle class entitlement within a neo-liberal city. The findings highlight the capacity of competing entitlements to structure and contest cultural change, as well as the importance of contextualising mobility theory.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): automobility, cultural change, Delhi, entitlement, gender, urban studies
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Melissa Butcher
    Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2019 12:42
    Last Modified: 22 Aug 2019 10:24


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