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Carjacked: The Culture of the Automobile and its Effect on our Lives

Just announced by SFU City Program – a new lecture on August 12,at 7pm

Venue: SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Admission is free; reservations are required.

Reserve at www.sfu.ca/reserve

In their new book, Carjacked, authors Catherine Lutz and Anne Lutz Fernandez present their unprecedented, controversial yet hopeful look at car culture, while discussing the complex impact of the automobile and how to develop cheaper and greener relationships with cars.  Supported by anthropological findings and research, the authors argue we are at a tipping point in car culture and transportation economics, where the future of active transportation and transit use will be strong, particularly if cultural ideas and actual experience with the car are made more visible.   More details can be found here:

http://www.sfu.ca/city/fpl10popup.htm

The book will be sold at the event for a discounted price, and the authors will be available for book signing and a question and answer session.

Catherine Lutz is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. Anne Lutz Fernandez is a former corporate executive who specialized in management and marketing of consumer brands, and is now a writer and teacher of English

Written by Stephen Rees

July 27, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Posted in Transportation