Bicycle Messengers and Fast Capitalism: An Old School Solution to the Needs of Techno-Capitalism

  • Kevin Wehr
Keywords: Social Theory, Capitalism, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Critique, Digital Society, Sociology, Scholarly Journal, Peer reviewed journal, Ben Agger, Tim Luke

Author Biography

Kevin Wehr
Kevin Wehr is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the California State University, Sacramento, where he specializes in Environmental Sociology, Political Sociology, Social Theory, Culture, and Criminology. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology in 2002 and his MS in 1998 from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He received his BA in 1994 from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Selected publications include America's Fight Over Water: The environmental and political consequences of large-scale dams in the American West published with Routledge Press in 2004, and "Dairy Industrialization in the First Place: Urbanization, Immigration, and Political Economy in Los Angeles County, 1920-1970" (co-authored with Jess Gilbert) published in Rural Sociology. 68(4): 467-90 in 2003. His on-going research projects include Co-investigator on a program evaluation of used oil recycling, funded by the California Integrated Waste Management Board; Principal Investigator on a program evaluation of curbside and recycling center collection in California, funded by the California Department of Conservation, Division of Recycling; Principal Investigator on a quasi-experimental study of pricing mechanisms and conservation behavior during the installation of water meters in Sacramento, California; and Principal Investigator on a quasi-experimental study of High School discipline and entry into the criminal justice system.