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Thumbing a Ride : Hitchhikers, Hostels, and Counterculture in Canada - by Linda Mahood (Hardcover)

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As a national network of roads spread across Canada, so did the practice of hitchhiking. Thumbing a Ride examines its rise and fall in the 1970s, drawing on records from the time. Many equated adventure travel with freedom and independence, but a counter-narrative emerged of girls gone missing and other dangers. Town councillors, community groups, and motorists demanded a clampdown on a transient youth movement they believed was spreading anti-establishment nomadism. Linda Mahood asks new questions about hitchhiking as a rite of passage, and about adult intervention that turned a subculture into a pressing moral and social issue.

Number of Pages: 331
Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of British Columbia Pr
Author: Linda Mahood
Language: English
Street Date: July 30, 2018
TCIN: 53362902
UPC: 9780774837330
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-3302
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