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T2m conference paper - english version - t²m conference 2021

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Facilitated, bicycle use, registered 83 bicycles in 1926 and 52.000 in 1952. 1. those who followed […] the evolution of bicycles in buenos aires, ...
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T²M Conference 2021Lisbon/Almada, 3-5 Nov.!!!Panel Session: Politics and cultures of Cycling: global, contemporary and historicalexplorations.!Nicolas Debaes:Crises and utilitarian bicycle use in Argentina. Historical lessons from de 1940sand possible parallels with the covid pandemic.!!!! Taking the current sanitarian crisis into account, it is notable that bicycle use historically grew during variousepisodes of crisis or shortages, like the 1973 oil crisis for example. The effects of WWII on the argentinian economyand society can be listed among those episodes. We’ll therefore explore cycling in Argentina during the 1940s, byanalyzing which situation the conflict catalyzed, and by looking at the mid term consequences on bicycle use duringthe first Perón presidencies. Even though we’ll keep the covid crisis in mind, we won’t make direct comparisons butwe’ll have a particular interest in the effects of both crises on the lower classes and their necessity to use bicycles astransportatio...