Bicycling, Motorcycling, Rhetoric, and Space draws from cultural studies, rhetorical theory, and political philosophy to examine bicycling and motorcycling as serious forms of communication and even thought. By analyzing how everyday movements function in modern and postmodern contexts, Fine is able to determine the social meanings behind human powered and motorized forms of cycling. Through the lenses of sophistic rhetoric and poststructuralist theory, the author uncovers how such mobilities inform our thoughts and interactions. Throughout history, this informing process has promoted specific ways of thinking that have resulted in moments of protest, conquest, awareness, and transgression, which all involve a cycling rhetoric. This book contributes to various academic fields within the liberal arts and humanities while further establishing bicycling and motorcycling as important social, theoretical, and political areas of inquiry. Scholars of rhetoric, communication studies, cultural studies, and philosophy will find this book of particular interest.
Hunter H. Fine is assistant professor of communication at the University of Guam.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: On Cycling
Chapter 2: Horse Metaphor
Chapter 3: Bicycle Idea
Chapter 4: The Bicycle and Nostalgia
Chapter 5: The Motorcycle and Conflict
Chapter 6: Motorcycle Image
Chapter 7: Sophistic Rhetorical Theory and Movement
Chapter 8: Poststructuralist Distance and Cycling
About the Author