Thumbing A Ride

Thumbing A Ride

Hitchhikers, Hostels, and Counterculture in Canada

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"As a national network of roads 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."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Vancouver, BC :, UBC Press,, [2018]
Description: xii, 331pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780774837347
Branch Call Number: 306.1 Mah


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