Many things about cars are taken for granted. They have been part of our everyday lives for so many years, we can no longer imagine life without them.
We see cars as making transportation easier. We see them as providing freedom and personal mobility. We see them as status symbols and signs of success. All of these messages permeate the fabric of our culture and are perpetuated as memes through advertising and word of mouth.
As well known as these themes are it can’t be overlooked that cars have caused more subtle changes in the lives of certain populations. These changes are contrary to how we generally see cars, that is, as a sign of progress and modernity. Continue reading ….