Driving Spaces: A Cultural-Historical Geography of England's M1 Motorway / Edition 1

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Overview

Peter Merriman traces the social and cultural histories and geographies of driving spaces through an examination of the design, construction and use of England’s M1 motorway in the 1950s and 1960s.

  • A first-of-its-kind academic study examining the production and consumption of the landscapes and spaces of a British motorway
  • An interdisciplinary approach, engaging with theoretical and empirical work from sociology, history, cultural studies, anthropology and geography
  • Contains 38 high quality illustrations
  • Based on extensive, original archive work
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405130721
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/4/2007
  • Series: RGS-IBG Book Series , #17
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Merriman is a Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. His research focuses on mobility and social theory, spaces of driving, and cultures of landscapes in twentieth century Britain. His work has been published in a range of edited collections and international journals, including Journal of Historical Geography, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Cultural Geographies and Theory, Culture and Society.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures.

Series Editors' Preface.

Acknowledgements.

1 Introduction: Driving Spaces.

Mobilities.

Driving, Space, Social Relations.

Driving, Landscape, Visuality.

Geographies of the Modern Road.

Contents of the Book.

2 Envisioning British Motorways.

Motoring and the Motor-Car Way, 1896-1930.

The German Autobahnen: The Politics and Aesthetics of a Nation's Roads.

Motorways for Britain? National Plans, National Defence.

Motorways, War and Reconstruction.

Motorways and the British Landscape.

3 Designing and Landscaping the M1.

Legislating and Campaigning: Towards a National Motorway Network.

Locating the M1: Regional Planning, Local Protests and the Authority of the Engineer.

Landscape Architecture and the Post-war, Modern Road.

'A New Look at the English Landscape': Landscape Architecture, Movement and the Aesthetics of a Modern Motorway.

Towards a Road Style: Service Areas in the Landscape.

'Cutting Holes in the Landscape': Britain's Motorway Signs.

4 Constructing the M1.

'Operation Motorway': Constructing the M1 Motorway.

Song of a Road: Folk Song, Working-Class Culture and the Labour of a Motorway.

5 Driving, Consuming and Governing the M1.

Motorway Driving, Embodiment, Competence.

'Motorway Madness': Driving, Governing, Expertise.

Motorway Modern: Consuming the M1.

Motorway Service Areas and the Motorist-Consumer.

Assessing the M1’s Performance: Cost-Benefi t Analysis, Scientifi c Experiments, Accidents.

6 Motorways and Driving since the 1960s.

The 'M1 Corridor'.

Motorways and 'the Environment'.

Dystopian and Marginal Landscapes?

Placeless Environments?

Placing the M1 in the Late Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries.

Appendix: Archival Sources.

Notes.

References.

Index.

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