SOCI 210

Culture, Society, and The Automobile

Prerequisite: SOCI 100. Changing effects of the automobile on culture and social organization will be considered. Topics include: the relation of cars to industrialization and the organization of work, cars as popular cultural artifacts, cars and social policy. Some attention will be paid to probable future trends in automotive design and production. Emphasis is on the United States, but recent developments in the rest of the world (especially Japan) will be analyzed as well. Offered every third year. V.5