Road works: Some observations on representing roads

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Abstract

Roads may be represented in many different media and cultural forms, from planning documents and maps to postage stamps, children's books, and postcards. While there has been a tendency among some scholars to study representations for what they can tell us about the history of particular road schemes, this article argues that roads are constructed and consumed as much through paper plans, financial calculations, popular representations, and public imaginations as through concrete and steel on the ground. Representations of roads “matter,” and the article suggests that scholars should study the broad array of representations through which the meanings of roads are produced, circulated, and consumed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-113
Number of pages6
JournalTransfers
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Mar 2015

Keywords

  • CONSTRUCTION
  • LANDSCAPE
  • ROADS
  • MATERIALITY
  • MOTORWAYS
  • REPRESENTATION

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