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Regendered Narratives of Mobility: ‘A Vroom With a View’

Enevold, Jessica LU (2004) In Kvinder, køn og forskning p.31-42
Abstract
This article takes a look at the road-trip handbook The Bad Girl’s Guide to the Open Road by Cameron Tuttle (1999). This recent narrative of mobility, it argues, carries on the feminist legacy of road stories such as Thelma & Louise (Scott 1991) and Flaming Iguanas (Lopez 1998) continuing their paving of the way for women’s self-re-presentation on the road and the regendering of the traditional masculinist narrative of mobility. The Bad Girl’s Guide, it argues, is characterized by a new regendered aesthetic of the road that contributes representations that disrupt normative constructions of Woman and of the road as a masculine territory. The Guide claims the freedom of the road – the rights to choose one’s subject positions and to move... (More)
This article takes a look at the road-trip handbook The Bad Girl’s Guide to the Open Road by Cameron Tuttle (1999). This recent narrative of mobility, it argues, carries on the feminist legacy of road stories such as Thelma & Louise (Scott 1991) and Flaming Iguanas (Lopez 1998) continuing their paving of the way for women’s self-re-presentation on the road and the regendering of the traditional masculinist narrative of mobility. The Bad Girl’s Guide, it argues, is characterized by a new regendered aesthetic of the road that contributes representations that disrupt normative constructions of Woman and of the road as a masculine territory. The Guide claims the freedom of the road – the rights to choose one’s subject positions and to move freely – specifically for women. Taking this freedom for granted, it demonstrates an anxiety-absolved attitude of a new generation of feminists who have taken possession of the road and the car as empowe-ring symbols that include movement. (Less)
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  abstract     = {This article takes a look at the road-trip handbook The Bad Girl’s Guide to the Open Road by Cameron Tuttle (1999). This recent narrative of mobility, it argues, carries on the feminist legacy of road stories such as Thelma & Louise (Scott 1991) and Flaming Iguanas (Lopez 1998) continuing their paving of the way for women’s self-re-presentation on the road and the regendering of the traditional masculinist narrative of mobility. The Bad Girl’s Guide, it argues, is characterized by a new regendered aesthetic of the road that contributes representations that disrupt normative constructions of Woman and of the road as a masculine territory. The Guide claims the freedom of the road – the rights to choose one’s subject positions and to move freely – specifically for women. Taking this freedom for granted, it demonstrates an anxiety-absolved attitude of a new generation of feminists who have taken possession of the road and the car as empowe-ring symbols that include movement.},
  author       = {Enevold, Jessica},
  issn         = {0907-6182},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {31--42},
  publisher    = {København : Center for kvindeforskning, Københavns universitet},
  series       = {Kvinder, køn og forskning},
  title        = {Regendered Narratives of Mobility: ‘A Vroom With a View’},
  year         = {2004},
}