No Bicycle, No Bus, No Job
Titel
No Bicycle, No Bus, No Job
Subtitel
The Making of Workers’ Mobility in the Netherlands, 1920-1990
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€ 95,00
ISBN
9789463723183
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Hardback
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212
Taal
Engels
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15.6 x 23.4 cm
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Acknowledgements
Figures

Introduction
How Workers’ Travel was Controlled in Many Ways
Mobility in Key Dutch Industrial Centers
Grasping the Worker’s Perspective of Mobility

1 Responding to the Transport Mismatch, 1920-1940
1.1 Transport Mismatch between Home and Work
1.2 Workers Seek Mobility Alternatives
Conclusion

2 Protesting Bus Regulations during the Depression, 1926-1938
2.1 State Regulation of Passenger Buses
2.2 Workers Respond with a Miner Bus Boycott
Conclusion

3 Mobility Austerity during War and Scarcity, 1940-1947
3.1 Wartime Transport Mismatch
3.2 Wartime Mobility Austerity
3.3 Scarcity and Austerity Continue After the War
Conclusion

4 Mobility Barriers during Postwar Industrialization, 1947-1970
4.1 Lack of Affordable Housing Near Jobs
4.2 Public Transit Falls Short
Conclusion

5 Postwar Mobility Practices, 1947-1970
5.1 Urban and Peri-Urban Workers Keep on Cycling and Discover Mopeds
5.2 Company Buses for Rural and Migrant Workers
Conclusion

6 Disciplining Cyclists and Moped Riders
6.1 Companies Fear for Workers’ Safety in Postwar Traffic
6.2 Policing and Schooling
Conclusion

7 Mobilizing Rural and Migrant Workers by Company Bus
7.1 Employers as Driving Force Behind Worker Buses
7.2 The Social Aspect of Bus Commuting
7.3 Control Techniques and Strategies
Conclusion

8 Leaving Workers to their Own Devices during Deindustrialization, 1970-1990
8.1 Employers Withdraw
8.2 Forcing Car Commuting as the New Normal
8.3 Accessibility Crisis for the Car-less
Conclusion

Conclusion

Bibliography
Archival Collections
Online Collections
Newspaper and Journal Articles
Published Documentation of Government and Non-Governmental Organizations
Scholarly Publications

Index

Patrick Bek

No Bicycle, No Bus, No Job

The Making of Workers’ Mobility in the Netherlands, 1920-1990

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For working people, the cost of getting to work, in terms of time and expense, is a crucial aspect of daily life. In the twentieth century, people’s opportunity to travel increased. This did not, however, apply to everyone. The absence of affordable housing near job locations combined with the lack of safe, efficient, and affordable mobility options aggravated social exclusion for some. No Bicycle, No Bus, No Job details how power relations have historically enabled or restricted workers’ mobility in twentieth century Netherlands. Blue-collar workers, industrial employers, and the state shaped workers’ everyday commute in a changing playing field of uneven power relations that shifted from paternalism to neo-liberalism.
Auteur

Patrick Bek

Patrick Bek is a historian who received his PhD in 2021 from Eindhoven University of Technology. His research interests include labor history, history of technology, and mobility studies. He currently lectures at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.