Critical Mass. Bicycling's Defiant Celebration
Taschenbuch, 256 S., Hrsg.: Chris Carlsson
This leaderless, grassroots social movement cuts through the noise and inertia of car-clogged urban transportation and teaches us to carve a wedge of our city for our dreams. So says essayist Anna Sojourner in this pushy and irreverent collection of ink-worthy social critique and optimistic celebration. Four dozen contributors document, define, and drive home the beauty of a quiet ride with a thousand friends, the anarchy of grassroots inspiration, the melodrama of media coverage, and the fight for the survival of our cities.
Monthly in cities around the world, bicyclists take over the streets in an "organized coincidence" called Critical Mass. Riding along several hundred strong, hooting and hollering, whistling, laughing and singing; it is a coup on wheels, a clever tactical strike against our oil-dependent culture. Containing writings from participants worldwide, this colorful book bundles together 10 years of legendary debates, photographs, artwork, and life-transforming experiences evolving from the celebratory, visionary revolt on bicycles called Critical Mass.
|Publishing Company||AK Press|