Project Bibliography


Material Culture:

Berger, M.L. 2001. The Automobile in American History and Culture: A Reference Guide: Greenwood Press.

Borg, K.L. 2010. Auto Mechanics: Technology and Expertise in Twentieth-Century America: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Clarke, D. 2007. Driving Women: Fiction and Automobile Culture in Twentieth-Century America: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Flink, J. (1975) Car Culture. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Flink, J. (1988) The Automobile Age. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Gartman, D. 2013. Auto-Opium: A Social History of American Automobile Design: Taylor & Francis.

Ingold, T. 2013. Making: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art and Architecture: Taylor & Francis.

Kay, J.H. 2012. Asphalt Nation: How the Automobile Took Over America and How We Can Take It Back: Crown/Archetype.

Kent, Jennifer L. 2015. Still Feeling the Car – The Role of Comfort in Sustaining Private Car Use. Mobilities 10 (5):726-747.

Luvaas, B. 2013. DIY Style: Fashion, Music and Global Digital Cultures: Bloomsbury Publishing.

Miller, D. 2001. Car Cultures: Berg.

Repeated Author. 2013. The Comfort of Things: Wiley.

Repeated Author. 2010. Stuff: Wiley.

Miller, D., L. Meskell, M. Rowlands, F.R. Myers, and M. Engelke. 2005. Materiality: Duke University Press.

Miller, D., and S. Woodward. 2011. Global Denim: Bloomsbury Academic.

Millar, Jason. 2016. An Ethics Evaluation Tool for Automating Ethical Decision-Making in Robots and Self-Driving Cars. Applied Artificial Intelligence 30 (8):787-809.

Murphy, K. 2015. Swedish Design: An Ethnography. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Nees, Michael A. 2016. Acceptance of Self-driving Cars. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 60 (1):1449-1453.

Redshaw, S. 2008. In the Company of Cars: Driving as a Social and Cultural Practice: Ashgate Pub.

Seiler, C. 2009. Republic of Drivers: A Cultural History of Automobility in America: University of Chicago Press.

Sethumadhavan, Arathi. 2017. Self-Driving Cars. Ergonomics in Design 25 (2):25-25.

Sheller, Mimi. 2007. Bodies, cybercars and the mundane incorporation of automated mobilities. Social & Cultural Geography 8 (2):175-197.

Surden, Harry, and Mary-Anne Williams. 2016. Technological Opacity, Predictability, and Self-Driving Cars.

Thoms, D., and L. Holden. 2016. The Motor Car and Popular Culture in the Twentieth Century: Taylor & Francis.

Trappl, Robert. 2016. Ethical Systems for Self-Driving Cars: An Introduction. Applied Artificial Intelligence 30 (8):745-747.

Waitt, Gordon, and Theresa Harada. 2016. Parenting, care and the family car. Social & Cultural Geography 17 (8):1079-1100.

Yelavich, S., and B. Adams. 2014. Design as Future-Making: Bloomsbury Publishing.

Political Economy:

Batchelor, R. 1994. Henry Ford, Mass Production, Modernism, and Design: Manchester University Press.

Böhm, S., C. Jones, C. Land, and M. Paterson, eds. 2006a. Against Automobility. Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Behrends, A., S. Reyna, and G. Schlee. 2013. Crude Domination: An Anthropology of Oil: Berghahn Books.

Dennis, K., and J. Urry. 2013. After the Car: Wiley.

Gartman, D. 1986. Auto Slavery: The Labor Process in the American Automobile Industry, 1897-1950. New York: Routledge

Gramsci, A. 1971. Americanism and Fordism. In Selections from the Prison Notebooks. New York: Hoare and Smith.

Kang, M. 2011. Sublime Dreams of Living Machines: The Automaton in the European Imagination. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Paterson, Matthew. 2007. Automobile politics: ecology and cultural political economy: Cambridge University Press.

Walks, A. 2014. The Urban Political Economy and Ecology of Automobility: Driving Cities, Driving Inequality, Driving Politics: Taylor & Francis.

Wells, C.W., and W. Cronon. 2013. Car Country: An Environmental History: University of Washington Press.

Yates, C., W. Lewchuk, P. Stewart. 2001. “Empowerment as a Trojan Horse: New Systems of Work Organization in the North American Automobile Industry”, Economic and Industrial Democracy, Vol. 22(4): 517-41


Adey, P., D. Bissell, K. Hannam, P. Merriman, and M. Sheller. 2014. The Routledge Handbook of Mobilities: Taylor & Francis.

Brand, R. 2008. “People Plus Technology: New Approaches to Sustainable Mobility.” Built Environment 34 (2): 133–139.

Conley, J. and Mclaren, A.T. (eds) (2009). Car Troubles: Critical Studies of Automobility and Auto-Mobility. Farnham: Ashgate.

Elliott, A., and J. Urry. 2010. Mobile Lives: Taylor & Francis.

Groeger, J.A. (2000). Understanding driving: Applying cognitive psychology to a complex everyday task. Hove: Psychology Press

Haddington, P. (2010). Turn-taking for turntaking: Mobility, time and action in the sequential organization of junction-negotiations in cars. Research on Language and Social Interaction, NYP.

Langan, Celeste. 2001. Mobility Disability. Public Culture 13 (3):459-484.

Laurier, E. (2010b). Cognition and driving. In P. Merriman and T. Cresswell (eds), Mobilities: practices, spaces, subjects. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Laurier, E., Brown, B.A.T., Lorimer, H., Jones, O., Juhlin, O., Noble, A. et al. (2008). Driving and passengering: notes on the natural organization of ordinary car travel and talk. Mobilities, 3(1), 1–23.

Lipset, David, and Richard Handler. 2014. Vehicles: Cars, Canoes and Other Metaphors of Moral Imagination: Berghahn books.

Merriman, P. (2007). Driving spaces. Oxford: Blackwell.

Sheller, M. (2005). Automotive emotions: Feeling the car. Theory, Culture and Society, 21(4/5), 221–42. 23

Urry, J. 2004. Systems of Automobility. Theory, Culture & Society 21 (4):25-39.

Repeated Author. Mobile Lives. New York: Routledge.

Watson, R. (1999). Driving in forests and mountains: A pure and applied ethnography. Ethnographic Studies, 3, 50–60





Bălan, S. 2011. Ethnographic Method in Anthropological Research. Cogito 3.

Gell, A., and E. Hirsch. 1999. The Art of Anthropology: Essays and Diagrams: Bloomsbury Academic.

Marcus, G. 1995. Ethnography In/Of the World System: The Emergence of Multi-Sited Ethnography. Annual Review of Anthropology (24):94-117.

McLaughlin, L. 2016. Understanding Road Use and Road User Interaction: An Exploratory Ethnographic Study Toward the Design of Autonomous Vehicles, Applied Anthropology, University of North Texas.

Schaeffer, J. 1995. Videotape: New Techniques of Observation and Analysis in Anthropology. In Principles of Visual Anthropology, edited by P. Hockings. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Sherry, J. F. 2007. Apposite Anthropology and the Elasticity of Ethnography. In Doing Anthropology in Consumer Research, edited by P. a. R. D. Sunderland. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

Were, Paddy O’Toole & Prisca. 2005. Observing places: using space and material culture in qualitative research. Qualitative Research 8 (5):616-634.


Desjarlais, R., C. J. Throop. 2011. Phenomenological Approaches in Anthropology. Annual Review of Anthropology 40:87-102.

Mayoh, J., and A. Onwuegbuzie. 2015. Towards a Conceptualization of Mixed Methods Phenomenological Research. Jorunal of Mixed Methods Research 9 (1):91-107.

Smith, J. A. 2017. Interpretative phenomenological analysis: Getting at lived experience. The Journal of Positive Psychology 12 (3):303-304.

Design Anthropology

Buley, L. 2013. The User Experience Team of One: A Research and Design Survival Guide: Rosenfeld Media.

Gunn, W. & J. Donovan. 2012. Design and Anthropology. Edited by W. J. D. Gunn. Surrey: Ashgate.

Kumar, V. 2012. 101 Design Methods: A Structured Approach for Driving Innovation in Your Organization: Wiley.

Norman, D. 2013. The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition: Basic Books.


Prendville, A. 2015. A Design Anthropology of Place in Service Design: A Methodological Reflection. The Design Journal 18 (2):193-208.




Bennett, J. 2010. Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things: Duke University Press.

Bijker, W. E., T. P. Hughes, T. Pinch, and D. G. Douglas. 2012. The social construction of technological systems: New directions in the sociology and history of technology: MIT press.

Callon, M. 1986. Some Elements of a Sociology of Translation: Domestication of the Scallops by the Fishermen of St. Brieux Bay. In Power, Action and Belief: A New Sociology of Knowledge?, edited by J. Law. London: Routledge.

Downey, G. L., J. Dumit, and S. Williams. 1995. Cyborg anthropology. Cultural Anthropology 10 (2):264-269.

Haraway, D.J. 2007. The Companion Species Manifesto: Dogs, People, and Significant Otherness: Prickly Paradigm Press.

Latour, B. 1990. Technology is society made durable. The Sociological Review 38 (S1):103-131.

Repeated Author. 1993. We Have Never Been Modern. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Repeated Author. 2000. When things strike back: a possible contribution of ‘science studies’ to the social sciences. The British Journal of Sociology 51 (1):107-123.

Repeated Author. 2007. Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Repeated Author. 2008. A Cautious Prometheus? A Few Steps Toward a Philosophy of Design (with Special Attention to Peter Sloterdijk). In Keynote lecture presented at the Networks of Design meeting of the Design Historical Society. Falmouth, Cornwall, UK.

Law, J. 1992. Notes on the Theory of the Actor-Network: Ordering, Strategy and Heterogeneity. Systems Practice 5 (4):379-393.

Suchman, L. 2005. Affiliative Objects. Organization 12 (3):379-399.

Suchman, L. (2007). Human-machine reconfigurations, plans and situated actions, 2nd edn. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Whitehead, N. L., and M. Wesch. 2012. Human no more: Digital subjectivities, unhuman subjects, and the end of anthropology: University Press of Colorado.

Winner, L. 1980. Do artifacts have politics? Daedalus:121-136.

Repeated Author. 1993. Technology Reweaves the Fabric of Society. Education Digest 59:27-27.

Woodhouse, E, and J. W. Patton. 2004. Design by society: science and technology studies and the social shaping of design. MIT Press.

Interpretative Anthropology / Semiology

Barthes, R., R. Howard, and A. Lavers. 2013. Mythologies: The Complete Edition, in a New Translation: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Bourdieu, P., and R. Nice. 1977. Outline of a Theory of Practice: Cambridge University Press.

Derrida, Jacques. 1970. Structure, Sign, and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences. In The Language of Criticism and the Sciences of Man. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Repeated Author. 1997. Of Grammatology. Translated by G. Spivak: Johns Hopkins University Press. Original edition, 1974.

Repeated Author. 1977. Limited Inc. USA: Northwestern University Press.

Eco, U. 1992. Interpretation and Overinterpretation. USA: Cambridge University Press

Geertz, C. 1973. The Interpretation of Cultures. USA: Basic Books.

Goffman, E. 1956. The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. Edinburgh, UK.: University of Edinburgh.

Lakoff, G. and Mark J. 1980. Metaphors We Live By. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Moati, R. 2014. Derrida/Searle: Deconstruction and Ordinary Language. USA: University of Chicago Press

Morris, R. 2007. Legacies of Derrida: Anthropology. Annual Review of Anthropology (36):355-389.

Murphy, K. 2005. Collaborative imagining: the interactive use of gestures, talk and graphic representation in architectural practice. Semiotica (156):113-145.

Randell, R. 2017. The microsociology of automobility: the production of the automobile self. Mobilities 12 (5):663-676.

Searle. J. 1995. The Construction of Social Reality. USA: Simon and Schuster.

Staten, H. 1984. Wittgenstein and Derrida. USA: University of Nebraska Press

Turner, V. 1975. Dramas, fields, and metaphors: Symbolic action in human society: Cornell University Press.

Wittgenstein, L. 1960. The Blue and Brown Books. USA: Harper and Row Publishers


Dant, T. 2004. The Driver-car. Theory, Culture & Society 21 (4):61-74.

Derrestjin, S. 2012. Theories and Figures of Technical Mediation. In Design and Anthropology, edited by W. J. D. Gunn. London: Ashgate.

Heidegger, M., J. Stambaugh, and D.J. Schmidt. 2010. Being and Time: State University of New York Press.

Ricoeur, P. 1967. Husserl: An Analysis of his Phenomenology. USA: Northwestern University Press.

Sartre, J. P. 2007 [1938]. Nausea

Schutz, A. 1967. The Phenomenology of the Social World. USA: Northwestern University Press.

Verbeek, P. 2012. Introduction: Humanity in Design. In Design and Anthropology, edited by W. J. D. Gunn. London: Ashgate.

Wendt, T. 2015. Design for Dasein: Understanding the Design of Experiences: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

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