Driving Cultures: Cars, Young People and Cultural Research

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Sarah Redshaw


This article describes the Driving Cultures research, the cultural importance of the car and the psychological approaches central to research in the field of road safety and investigations of the over–representation of young people in crashes. The aim of the article is to outline driving as a cultural practice drawing on the experiences of young people as described in focus groups in order to show how cultural research can contribute to a social concern such as traffic injury and death.

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Cultural Research (Peer Reviewed)
Author Biography

Sarah Redshaw, University of Western Sydney

Sarah Redshaw has been Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the project Transforming Drivers: Driving as Social, Cultural and Gendered Practice, an innovative cultural approach to driving funded by the ARC in partnership with NRMA Motoring and Services. Her research interests are Spinozistic ethics, driving as a social and cultural practice and youth.