Carjacked: The Culture of the Automobile and Its Effect on Our Lives

by Catherine Lutz,

Carjacked is an in-depth look at our obsession with cars. While the automobile's contribution to global warming and the effects of volatile gas prices are is widely known, the problems we face every day because of our cars are much more widespread and yet much less known -- from the surprising $14,000 per year that the average family pays each year for the vehicles it owns, to the increase in rates of obesity and asthma to which cars contribute, to the 40,000 deaths and 2.5 million crash injuries each and every year.

Carjacked details the complex impact of the automobile on modern society and shows us how to develop a healthier, cheaper, and greener relationship with cars.

  • St. Martin's Press; January 2010
  • ISBN 9780230102194
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  • Title: Carjacked: The Culture of the Automobile and Its Effect on Our Lives
  • Author: Catherine Lutz; Anne Lutz Fernandez
  • Imprint: St. Martin's Press

About The Author

Catherine Lutz is the Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Family Professor of Anthropology and International Studiesat Brown University where she holds a joint appointment with the Department of Anthropology. As an author and editor, Professor Lutz has published nine books. Anne Lutz Fernandez is a former marketer and investment banker with fifteen years of corporate experience. She is an English teacher in Westport, Connecticut.