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Publisher Description

As a national network of roads and hostels spread across Canada, so did the practice of hitchhiking. Thumbing a Ride examines its rise and fall in the 1970s, drawing on records from the time. Many equated adventure travel with freedom and independence, but a counter-narrative emerged of girls gone missing and other dangers. Town councillors, community groups, and motorists demanded a clampdown on a transient youth movement they believed was spreading anti-establishment nomadism. Linda Mahood asks new questions about hitchhiking as a rite of passage, and about adult intervention that turned a subculture into a pressing moral and social issue.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2018
August 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
344
Pages
PUBLISHER
UBC Press
SELLER
eBOUND Canada
SIZE
8.5
MB

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