Despite the accepted health benefits of walking, in some Western cities it has become an almost counter-cultural activity, and ‘a sign of powerlessness or low status’ (Solnit 2000, 253).
Hah hah! I always knew there must be actual, academic evidence for this! No longer must I merely speculate or muse regarding how I feel when I walk about Kingston’s Gardiner’s road or the highway 401 power centres.
I now have a citation that conforms somewhat the laws of academia.
Wanderlust: A history of walking. As suspected, it is been signed out of the library.