Cars, Canadians and the Twenty-first Century
From: Car Nation
Looks at the interconnectedness of the car to the great political, environmental and economic questions of our time as a testament to the automobile’s continuing centrality in both our daily lives and in the great historical shifts that the car itself ushered in at the dawn of the twentieth century. In a very real way, every time we use the car, it re-establishes a link from our own notions of ourselves and what it means to be “modern” to the distant, hazy past. Looks at environmental impact, the importance of oil etc
Dimitry Anastakis teaches history at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. A scholar of postwar Canada, his primary research examines Canada's role in the North American auto industry. He is the author of Auto Pact: Creating a Borderless North American Auto Industry, 1960-1971 (University of Toronto Press, 2005) and edited The Sixties: Passion, Politics and Style (McGill-Queens University Press, 2008. His work has appeared in various academic journals and magazines such as "The Walrus".