Book Launch: Cars, Automobility and Development in Asia

The Network for Asian Studies (Asianettverket) welcomes you to a book launch of "Cars, Automobility and Development in Asia: Wheels of change" by Dr. Arve Hansen (UiO) and Dr. Kenneth Bo Nielsen (Asianettverket/ UiB). The book will be introduced by Dr. Anna L. Ahlers (UiO).

Cars, Automobility and Development in Asia explores the nexus between automobility and development in a pan-Asian comparative perspective, analyzing the policies, production forms, consumption preferences and symbolism implicated in emerging Asian automobilities. Using empirically rich and grounded analyses of both comparative and single-country case studies, Cars, Automobility and Development in Asia seeks to chart new approaches to studying automobility and development in emerging Asia.


Dr. Arve Hansen is Postdoctoral Fellow at Centre for Development and Environment, the University of Oslo.

Dr. Kenneth Bo Nielsen is coordinator of the Network for Asian Studies (Asianettverket), and Postdoctoral fellow at Department of Sociology, the University of Bergen.

Dr. Anna L. Ahlers is Associate Professor at Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, the University of Oslo.

Published Aug. 25, 2016 10:54 AM - Last modified Aug. 29, 2016 11:57 AM