Volume 6, Issue 1: Spring 2010

Special Issue: Motorcycle--Beschleunigung und Rebellion?

Gerd Hurm
Introduction to the Introduction

Steven Alford and Gerd Hurm


Hartmut Rosa
Full Speed Burnout? From the Pleasures of the Motorcycle to the Bleakness of the Treadmill: The Dual Face of Social Acceleration

Klaus Benesch
Our Bikes Are Us: Speed, Motorcycles and the American Tradition of a "Democratic" Technology

Leerom Medovoi
Marx and McQueen: Racing against Communism in Fordist America

Klaus Neumann-Braun
Retro Meets Rat, or the Vespa Legacy in the Hands of Young People (auf Deutsch)

Johannes Voelz
A Matter of Style--Charlie Parker and Jack Kerouac: Between Coolness and Ecstasy

Suzanne Ferriss
motorcycle.speed.art: Creating the Exhibit “Motorcycle: Beschleunigung und Rebellion?”

The Exhibit "Bookshelf"
(Click here to access links to ancillary materials, including interviews, posters, websites and more)


Christopher Thrasher
Review of Riding on the Edge: A Motorcycle Outlaw’s Tale by John Hall

Steve Koerner
Review of Shooting Star: The Rise & Fall of the British Motorcycle Industry by Abe Aamidor

James J. Ward
Review of Motorcycle Apprentice: Matchless—In Name and Reputation by Bill Cakebread

Steven E. Alford
Review of One More Day Everywhere: Crossing 50 Borders on the Road to Global Understanding by Glen Heggstad

Notes on Contributors

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