Interview by BBC Radio 4 "Thinking Allowed" for my book "Driving toward Modernity"

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CARS: How do cars transmit our identities behind the wheel? Laurie Taylor explores the meaning of cars from Bradford to China. Yunis Alam, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Bradford, discusses his study of car ownership amongst Bradfordians of Pakistani heritage. How do cars project status, class, taste and racial identity? Also, Jun Zhang, Assistant Professor of Asian and International Studies at City University of Hong Kong, describes the rise of car consumption in China and the ways in which it has shaped the emerging, but insecure, middle class.

Period30 Sep 2020

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TitleBBC Radio 4 "Thinking Allowed": Cars
DescriptionCARS: How do cars transmit our identities behind the wheel? Laurie Taylor explores the meaning of cars from Bradford to China. Yunis Alam, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Bradford, discusses his study of car ownership amongst Bradfordians of Pakistani heritage. How do cars project status, class, taste and racial identity? Also, Jun Zhang, Assistant Professor of Asian and International Studies at City University of Hong Kong, describes the rise of car consumption in China and the ways in which it has shaped the emerging, but insecure, middle class.
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Media name/outletBBC
PlaceUnited Kingdom
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media typeRadio
Producer/AuthorJayne Egerton
Date30/09/20
Linkhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000mzrw