AbstractAny academic study uses underlying assumptions about the object of study, appropriate methods and analytical tools. This chapter explores some of the key questions and approaches that have arisen in cycling studies over the last two decades, ranging from realist to constructivist analysis. It offers a brief introduction to some of the most important strands of social theory applied to cycling studies. In particular, the chapter traces the politics of knowledge as it applies to cycling studies and the implications of contrasting perspectives as they relate to practical application.
CitationCox, P. (2022 - forthcoming). Theorising cycling. In G. Norcliffe et al (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Cycling Studies. Routledge.
DescriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in The Routledge Companion to Cycling Studies on 17/05/2022, available online: https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Companion-to-Cycling/Norcliffe-Brogan-Cox-Gao-Hadland-Hanlon-Jones-Oddy-Vivanco/p/book/9780367683993
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