Prior to re-entering academia, Dr Peter Cox ran his own cycle business and was involved in a range of cycle campaigning and community organising projects, particularly linked with issues of social and environmental sustainability. His doctoral thesis (Liverpool, 2002) explored the links between Gandhian theory and practice, post-development and the political ecology of sustainability. Since then he has taught in the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Chester as a Senior Lecturer, specialising in the area of social change and sustainability and the impacts and processes of globalisation. More recently he has been involved in the planning and delivery of the Politics programme as well as continuing to actively research the problems of sustainable mobility, especially the vital contribution of cycling and its importance for social justice.Présentation de l'éditeur :
Cycling studies is a rapidly growing area of investigation across the social sciences, reflecting and engaged with rapid transformations of urban mobility and concerns for sustainability. This volume brings together a range of studies of cycling and cyclists, examining some of the diversity of practices and their representation. Its international contributors focus on case studies in the UK and the Netherlands, and on cycling subcultures that cross national boundaries. By considering cycling through the lens of culture it addresses issues of diversity and complexity, both past and present. The authors cross the boundaries of academia and professional engagement, linking theory and practice, to shed light on the very real processes of change that are reshaping our mobility.
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