Drivers License


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A classic teenage fetish object, the American driver’s license has long symbolised freedom and mobility in a nation whose design assumes car travel and whose vastness rivals continents. It is youth’s pass to regulated vice – cigarettes, bars, casinos, strip joints, music venues, guns. In its more recent history, the license has become increasingly associated with freedom’s flipside: screening. The driver’s license encapsulates the contradictory values and practices of contemporary American culture – freedom and security, mobility and checkpoints, self-definition and standardisation, democracy and exclusion, superficiality and intimacy, the stable self and the self in flux.

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A classic teenage fetish object, the American driver’s license has long symbolised freedom and mobility in a nation whose design assumes car travel and whose vastness rivals continents. It is youth’s pass to regulated vice – cigarettes, bars, casinos, strip joints, music venues, guns. In its more recent history, the license has become increasingly associated with freedom’s flipside: screening. The driver’s license encapsulates the contradictory values and practices of contemporary American culture – freedom and security, mobility and checkpoints, self-definition and standardisation, democracy and exclusion, superficiality and intimacy, the stable self and the self in flux.

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Author Meredith Castile Published by Bloomsbury Academic ISBN 9781628929133 EAN 9781628929133 Bic Code Cover Paperback

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