Geographies of British Modernity: Space and Society in the Twentieth Century

Geographies of British Modernity: Space and Society in the Twentieth Century

by David Gilbert
     
 

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Britain and Britishness have been the subject of intense debate in recent years. This volume brings together leading scholars in the geography and history of twentieth-century Britain to illustrate the contribution that geographical thinking can make to understanding Britain today.

The book is the first collection of its kind and focuses on how and why

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Overview

Britain and Britishness have been the subject of intense debate in recent years. This volume brings together leading scholars in the geography and history of twentieth-century Britain to illustrate the contribution that geographical thinking can make to understanding Britain today.

The book is the first collection of its kind and focuses on how and why geographies of Britain have formed and changed over the past century. Its twelve contributions, which range over economic, political, social and cultural geography, explore the relevance of spatial and historical approaches to understanding societal change in Britain. The volume begins with a substantial introductory essay from the editor, and concludes with an Afterword exploring avenues for further research and modes of understanding through which future change might be understood.

Taken as a whole, the book demonstrates the vitality of work in this field and its relevance to everyday life.

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'Through the appropriately "modern" concepts of survey, site and identity, Gilbert, Matless and Short offer us an enticing set of precise vignettes, framing a geographical interpretation of British modernity. This book sketches an agenda for what will be an enduring preoccupation among historical geographers in "millennial" Britain.' Denis Cosgrove, University of California, Los Angeles

"This landmark volume stands as the first work of historical geography to cover the whole span of the twentieth century. Through the analysis of broad patterns of change and the close scrutiny of particular spaces the contributors draw out the contours of British modernity since 1900 and demonstrate the vitality of contemporary historical geography." Miles Ogborn, Queen Mary College, University of London

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631235019
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/15/2003
Series:
RGS-IBG Book Series, #47
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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From the Publisher
'Through the appropriately "modern" concepts of survey, site and identity, Gilbert, Matless and Short offer us an enticing set of precise vignettes, framing a geographical interpretation of British modernity. This book sketches an agenda for what will be an enduring preoccupation among historical geographers in "millennial" Britain.' Denis Cosgrove, University of California, Los Angeles

"This landmark volume stands as the first work of historical geography to cover the whole span of the twentieth century. Through the analysis of broad patterns of change and the close scrutiny of particular spaces the contributors draw out the contours of British modernity since 1900 and demonstrate the vitality of contemporary historical geography." Miles Ogborn, Queen Mary College, University of London

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