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Driving-as-Event: Rethinking the Car Journey

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>08/2017
Issue number4
Number of pages13
Pages (from-to)585-597
Early online date28/06/17
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This article explores the possibility of ‘measuring’ the individual car journey in terms of the quality of the cognitive distance travelled by the car’s occupants. Literary texts constitute an invaluable resource in this regard since their focus on the interiority of the driving experience is of great help in the theorisation of what I refer to here as ‘automotive consciousness.’ In the discussion that follows, I propose that each and every car journey may be thought of as a unique and non-reproducible event in the lives of the drivers and passengers concerned on account of the variable psychological and situational factors involved.

Bibliographic note

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Mobilities on 28/06/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17450101.2017.1331007