Conference on The Car in Modern Society

30 04 2012

Centre for International Business History
at The University of Nottingham
16 May 2012, 11.30-4.30pm

Cars have become a consumer good, a status symbol and often an economic necessity. They have had a huge impact on social mores, economic development and urban structures. This workshop aims to complicate our understanding of the
perceived importance of the car through a set of global case studies.


Professor Maggie Walsh
(Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, University of Nottingham)
‘’Gender and American Automobility: Cars, Women and the Issue of Equality’.

Dr Sue Townsend
(Department of History, University of Nottingham)
‘Japan: A Post-car Society [Kuruma banare]?’

Professor Simon Gunn
(Director, Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester)
‘’The Car and the City in 1960s Britain’.

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