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Urban Redevelopment and Modernity in Liverpool and Manchester, 1918-1939

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  • 304 Nombre de pages
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Wildman should be praised for her careful revisionism and fresh approach to the interwar history of England's northern cities The book contains useful figures and illustrations Overall, then, this is a very useful monograph, well executed.

Préface
Uses Liverpool and Manchester as case studies to uncover the programmes of urban regeneration that transformed cityscapes and revitalised local economies and cultures between the wars.

Auteur
Charlotte Wildman is Lecturer in Modern British History, University of Manchester, UK.

Résumé
This book is open access and available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. It is funded by Manchester University. Faced with economic decline, unprecedented levels of unemployment and new forms of political extremism during Britain's last great economic crash, politicians and planners in Liverpool and Manchester responded by investing in dramatic and ambitious programmes of urban regeneration. Urban Redevelopment and Modernity in Liverpool and Manchester, 1918-1939 is the first book to provide the hitherto unknown story of the innovative transformation of these cities. Charlotte Wildman challenges academic scholarship in British history, which associates the post-1918 period with the emasculation of local government and the decline of civic culture. She shows that local politicians, planners, architects, businessmen and even religious leaders embraced innovative trends in creating distinct forms of urban modernities, which particularly changed the way women experienced the transformed city. Urban Redevelopment and Modernity in Liverpool and Manchester, 1918-1939 offers a complex, interactive and multipolar interpretation of the ways cities develop, pointing to new methods and ways of understanding both interwar Britain and urban history more generally. At a time of debate and discussion about devolution and decentralisation of government, this book makes an opportune contribution to debates about urban governance and regionalism in contemporary Britain.

Contenu
1. Introduction: Urban Transformation in Liverpool and Manchester, 1918-1939 2. Chapter One: Soaring Skyward: Urban Regeneration 3. Chapter Two: Civic Week Celebrations 4. Chapter Three: For Profit or Pleasure: New Cultures of Retail, Shopping and Consumer Culture 5. Chapter Four: Performing Fashionable Selfhoods in the Transformed City 6. Chapter Five: Gender, Religious Selfhoods and the City 7. Chapter Six: The Cathedral That Never Was? 8. Conclusion: The Second World War and the Challenge to Interwar Urban Culture Bibliography Index

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Urban Redevelopment and Modernity in Liverpool and Manchester, 1918-1939
Sous-titre: 193
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9781350063839
ISBN: 978-1-350-06383-9
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 304
Poids: 470g
Taille: H236mm x B156mm x T18mm
Année: 2018