Cities of Ideas: Civil Society and Urban Governance in Britain 1800-2000: Essays in Honour of David Reeder

Cities of Ideas: Civil Society and Urban Governance in Britain 1800-2000: Essays in Honour of David Reeder

by Richard Rodger, Robert Colls, David A. Reeder
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754606503

ISBN-13: 9780754606505

Pub. Date: 04/01/2004

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

A dozen contributors add essays to two of British history's most flourishing sub-specialties—urban history and the history of education—in honor of the 50th anniversary of Reeder's association with the U. of Leicester. Chapters by senior figures in economic, social, cultural, and educational history address the changing nature of individualism and public…  See more details below

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A dozen contributors add essays to two of British history's most flourishing sub-specialties—urban history and the history of education—in honor of the 50th anniversary of Reeder's association with the U. of Leicester. Chapters by senior figures in economic, social, cultural, and educational history address the changing nature of individualism and public service in the 19th and 20th centuries. They explore how the balance between the life of the private citizen and the need to play an active role in the wider community shifted to make a new civil society based on associational life and the agencies of the democratic state. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754606505
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Series:
Historical Urban Studies
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Notes on contributors
Foreword
1Civil society and British cities1
2Taxation and representation in the Victorian city21
3The metropolitan and the municipal : the politics of health and environment in London, 1860-192046
4Resolving the sewage question : Metropolis Sewage & Essex Reclamation Company, 1865-8167
5The Sheffield democrats' critique of criminal justice in the 1850s96
6A year in the public life of the British bourgeoisie121
7The 'common good' and civic promotion : Edinburgh 1860-1914144
8David Reeder's 'alternative system' : the school boards in the 1890s178
9Futures from the past : the rise and fall of university liberal adult education207
10Women and citizenship : gender and the built environment in British cities 1870-1939231
11Citizenship, civil society and quality of life : Sutton model dwellings estates 1919-39258
12When we lived in communities : working-class culture and its critics283
David Reeder : career and publications308
Index317

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