Thumbing a Ride

Hitchhikers, Hostels, and Counterculture in Canada
 
 
University of British Columbia Press
  • erschienen am 15. März 2019
 
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  • Softcover
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  • 344 Seiten
978-0-7748-3734-7 (ISBN)
 
Linda Mahood is a professor of history at the University of Guelph. She is the author of The Magdalenes: Prostitution in the 19th Century; Policing Gender, Class and Family in Britain, 1850¿1940; and Feminism and Voluntary Action: Eglantyne Jebb and Save the Children, 1876¿1928; and co-editor, with Bernard Schissel, of Social Control in Canada: A Reader on the Social Construction of Deviance. She is also the recipient of two distinguished teaching awards.
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29 b&w photos
  • Höhe: 229 mm
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  • Breite: 152 mm
  • 500 gr
978-0-7748-3734-7 (9780774837347)
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Linda Mahood is a professor of history at the University of Guelph. She is the author of The Magdalenes: Prostitution in the 19th Century; Policing Gender, Class and Family in Britain, 1850-1940; and Feminism and Voluntary Action: Eglantyne Jebb and Save the Children, 1876-1928; and co-editor, with Bernard Schissel, of Social Control in Canada: A Reader on the Social Construction of Deviance. She is also the recipient of two distinguished teaching awards.
1 Get your Motor Running: Risk, Ritual, and Rite of Passage Travel

2 Thumb Wars: Adventure Hitchhiking

3 Rucksack Revolution: Quest in the Age of Aquarius

4 Cool-Aid: The Transient Youth Movement

5 Crash Pads: Blue-Jean Bureaucrats versus the Canadian Youth Hostels Association

6 Head Out on the Highway: Stories from the Trans-Canada Highway

7 Car Sick: Hitchhiking Dos and Don'ts

Conclusion: The Vanishing Hitchhiker Eulogy

Notes

Index
Thumbing a Ride explores hitchhiking's resurgence in Canada during the 1970s, when the then-teenage Mahood took to the road, thumb stretched out, seeking rides. In her concise but wide-ranging study, the author focuses on the mobility of young Canadians, their willingness to take risks, and travel as a rite of passage. Summing Up: Recommended. -- R.C. Cottrell, California State University, Chico * CHOICE *

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