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Devil's Wheels : Men and Motorcycling in the Weimar Republic (Hardcover) (Sasha Disko)

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During the high days of modernization fever, among the many disorienting changes Germans experienced in the Weimar Republic was an unprecedented mingling of consumption and identity: increasingly, what one bought signaled who one was. Exemplary of this volatile dynamic was the era's burgeoning motorcycle culture. With automobiles largely a luxury of the upper classes, motorcycles complexly symbolized masculinity and freedom, embodying a widespread desire to embrace progress as well as profound anxieties over the course of social transformation. Through its richly textured account of the motorcycle as both icon and commodity, The Devil's Wheels teases out the intricacies of gender and class in the Weimar years.

Number of Pages: 360
Genre: History, Social Science
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Explorations in Mobility
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Author: Sasha Disko
Language: English
Street Date: August 30, 2016
TCIN: 51737649
UPC: 9781785331695
Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-3654
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