Ride to live, live to ride : motorcycle dispatches from Maceió

dc.contributor.advisorLeu, Lorraineen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAli, Kamran Aen
dc.creatorLayton, Katherine Aliceen
dc.creator.orcid0000-0001-8875-2474en
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-26T18:13:24Zen
dc.date.available2015-10-26T18:13:24Zen
dc.date.issued2015-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2015en
dc.date.updated2015-10-26T18:13:24Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractTraffic codes and highways exist as powerful tools of measurement and coding by the State that attempt to regulate and control the mobility of bodies through space. In Brazil, these measures and codes function according to capitalist hierarchies of commodities, social practices of exclusion that severely debilitate the mobility of all but a few, and the colonial histories upon which these were constructed. This thesis examines such processes at work in the use of motorcycles as a form of transport for low and low-middle income social groups in an urban setting in the Northeast of Brazil. The simplistic categorization of motorcycles as dangerous, a hackneyed explanation for the high number of accidents and fatalities involving motorcycles in Brazil, reveals exclusion and colonial power at work. This thesis aims to explore the presumption and inscription of motorcycles and their riders as inherently dangerous or threatening actors in order to answer the deceptively simple question: why are motorcycles considered hazardous?en
dc.description.departmentLatin American Studiesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2D90Wen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/31953en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectMotorcyclesen
dc.subjectMotorcycle studiesen
dc.subjectBrazilen
dc.subjectNortheast of Brazilen
dc.subjectUrban studiesen
dc.subjectViolenceen
dc.subjectMobilityen
dc.subjectResistanceen
dc.titleRide to live, live to ride : motorcycle dispatches from Maceióen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentLatin American Studiesen
thesis.degree.disciplineLatin American Studiesen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen
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