When A to B is not the point... The nocturnal geography of the motorway service station

Lawrence, David (2012) When A to B is not the point... The nocturnal geography of the motorway service station. In: Corkish, Alan, (ed.) In the company of ghosts: the poetics of the motorway. Liverpool, U.K. : erbacce press. pp. 81-99. ISBN 9781907878428

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Abstract

A phenomenological consideration of the social activities and cultural setting of the motorway service station after dark. 'Ghosts are surprising bedfellows of the service roads and hard shoulders of our six-lane network. These arterial routes leave clues to villages buried, desire lines severed and wild places defiled. They echo to the chants and broken glasses of football coaches, road racers and un-belted joy riders, or the sighs of furtive love making in cramped Ford Escorts parked on ‘dead roads’. Echoes, after-images or ‘ghosts’ resonate: the soft underbelly of a world so close. The contributors identify and celebrate these differing ghosts.'

Item Type: Book Section
Physical Location: This item is held in stock at Kingson Univerisity Library
Research Area: Architecture and the built environment
Art and design
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture > Modern Interiors Research Centre (MIRC)
Depositing User: David Lawrence
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 14:25
Last Modified: 11 May 2017 14:25
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/36596

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