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Fast Cars, Cool Rides The Accelerating World of Youth and Their Cars

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ISBN-10: 0814799310

ISBN-13: 9780814799314

Edition: 2005

Authors: Amy L. Best

List price: $28.00
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Fast Cars, Cool Rides is empirically rich, full of arresting observations and revealing verbatim quotes. --"American Journal of Sociology" "Best shines a fluorescent street light on young people in high octane motion, making meaning and community through their cars. . . . Best's subjects articulate an intricate interplay of class, race, gender, and identity formation; she's given a great American institution its props." --Donna Gaines, author of "Teenage Wasteland: Suburbia's Dead End Kids" "Best's insights and observations should help youth workers and other adults understand this often powerful symbol." --"Youth Today" "How pleasantly jarring to be invited to enter Santa Clara Street,…    
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 12/25/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 257
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Amy L. Best is Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at George Mason University. She is author of Prom Night: Youth, Schools and Popular Culture , which was selected for a 2002 American Educational Studies Association Critics’Choice Award and of Fast Cars, Cool Rides: The Accelerating World of Youth and Their Cars (NYU Press, 2006).

Introduction: Fasten Your Seatbelts
Cool Rides
Cruising Slow and Low: Young Chicanos/as Ride the Streets
Sex-in' the Car: Girls and Car Cruising
Race-ing Men: Boys, Risk, and the Politics of Race
Fast Times
Car Privileges: Family Rules and Permission to Drive
The Road to Nowhere: Consumer Culture and the Price of Freedom
Conclusion: The Ride of Your Life
About the Author