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Winnebago nation : the RV in American culture

Author: James B Twitchell
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
There are close to 8.5 million RVs on the U.S. highways and roads today, and if you are a man in your fifties, there is a good chance you have owned or are about to own a recreational vehicle. Winnebago Nation is a light-hearted look at the culture and industry behind the yearning to spend the night in one's car. For the young, the roadtrip is a coming-of-age ceremony; for those later in life, it is the realization  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2013029058
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James B Twitchell
ISBN: 9780231537650 0231537654
OCLC Number: 900214879
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (179 pages .)
Contents: Table of Contents; 1. Thoreau at 4.00 a Gallon: The Peculiar Place of the RV in American Culture; 2. At Home on the Road: A Fleeting History of the American Dream in RVs; 3. Wheel Escape: Consumption Communities on the Road; 4. Park It: From Kampgrounds of America to the Slabs; 5. The Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall and ... of the RV in America; Acknowledgments; Index.
Responsibility: James B. Twitchell.


The popular critic takes to the road to explore the allure of the nomadic life in a house on wheels.  Read more...
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Winnebago Nation draws on James B. Twitchell's own experiences as well as historical and sociological sources to explain the tremendous appeal of the RV for its aficionados, the disdain many Read more...

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