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The experience of suburban modernity: How private transport changed interwar London

Michael John Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089190
eISBN:
9781781707999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089190.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Experience of Suburban Modernity explores how the adoption of new forms of private transport transformed inter-war suburban London. It shows how London’s suburban middle classes used their newly ... More


Five. Frankie

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

Frances (Frankie) Prince is the subject of this chapter, beginning with her early life at summer camp, continuing with her own educational and musical career, and leading to her courtship with and ... More


Fifteen. Family Matters

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

This chapter returns to themes explored in the first chapter (Schuman's parents and grandparents) and extended in the fifth chapter (Frankie Prince Schuman). Bill and Frankie move to New Rochelle to ... More


The Suburban Church: Modernism and Community in Postwar America

Gretchen Buggeln

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816694952
eISBN:
9781452953557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694952.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

After World War II, America’s religious denominations spread into the rapidly developing suburbs, expanding old congregations and starting new ones, in the process spending billions of dollars on ... More


Imitations of Life: Zombies and the Suburban Gothic

Bernice Murphy

in Better Off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234462
eISBN:
9780823241255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234462.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This next chapter probes into the very heart of conformity—suburbia—and connects this impulse to the developing arc of zombie narratives. The chapter mines both Fido and The Stepford Wives for the ... More


A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War

Daniel Barber

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199394012
eISBN:
9780190274467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394012.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

A House in the Sun describes experiments in solar house heating in American architectural, engineering, political, economic, and corporate contexts from the beginning of World War II until the late ... More


Suburban Worlds: Rachel Cusk and Jon McGregor

Berthold Schoene

in The Cosmopolitan Novel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638154
eISBN:
9780748651795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638154.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on a reading of Rachel Cusk's sixth novel, Arlington Park, and Jon McGregor's debut, If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things, both of which are concerned with the representations ... More


Lessening the Obduracy of Networked Urbanity

Taylor Dotson

in Technically Together: Reconstructing Community in a Networked World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036382
eISBN:
9780262340861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036382.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter outlines the constellation of economic, political, and cultural barriers to more communitarian urban spaces. The momentum of suburbia is shown to have as much to do with entrenched ... More


Superbeings in suburbia: anarchism and the rejection of literary realism

Anne Fernihough

in Freewomen and Supermen: Edwardian Radicals and Literary Modernism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199668625
eISBN:
9780191767296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668625.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter demonstrates the centrality of Bergson, Nietzsche and Max Stirner, to pre-War radical culture. It shows how Bergson’s distinction between real time (durée) and space, Nietzsche’s between ... More


Introduction: Landscapes of Difference

Willow S. Lung-Amam

in Trespassers?: Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293892
eISBN:
9780520967229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293892.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This introductory chapter discusses how landscapes are shaped by the many meanings, values, and ideas of their users, and how these can change as new groups arrive with their own ideas and patterns ... More


Regional Urbanization and the End of the Metropolis Era

Edward W. Soja

in My Los Angeles: From Urban Restructuring to Regional Urbanization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520281721
eISBN:
9780520957633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281721.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Interpreting urban restructuring reaches its climax here by identifying regional urbanization as the end-state of the restructuring process. Regional urbanization is what all the major cities in the ... More


Barrios and Planning Ideology: The Failure of Suburbia and the Dialectics of New Urbanism

David R. Diaz

in Latino Urbanism: The Politics of Planning, Policy and Redevelopment

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784044
eISBN:
9780814724705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784044.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter challenges current planning ideology by claiming that what is being called “New Urbanism” is in reality “barrio urbanism” or “Latina/o urbanism.” The social function of the city that New ... More


“It’s Just Not Turning Up”: AIDS, Cinematic Vision, and Environmental Justice in Todd Haynes’s

Nicole Seymour

in Strange Natures: Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological Imagination

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037627
eISBN:
9780252094873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037627.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter turns to American suburbia, where we meet a white housewife suffering from an ambiguous illness in the 1995 film, Safe. While many critics read the film as an AIDS allegory, the chapter ... More


Planning the Home Front: Building Bombers and Communities at Willow Run

Sarah Jo Peterson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226025421
eISBN:
9780226025568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226025568.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Before Franklin D. Roosevelt declared December 7, 1941 to be a “date which will live in infamy”; before American soldiers landed on D-Day; before the B-17s, B-24s, and B-29s roared over Europe and ... More


Driving on the Kingston Bypass

Michael John Law

in The experience of suburban modernity: How private transport changed interwar London

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089190
eISBN:
9781781707999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089190.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter introduces the themes of the book and discusses how suburbia has generally been pictured as repetitive and dull in some academic writing and in intellectual discourse through most of the ... More


The Car Indispensable

Michael John Law

in The experience of suburban modernity: How private transport changed interwar London

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089190
eISBN:
9781781707999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089190.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In many memories of the inter-war period, a repeated idea is that the ‘streets were empty of cars’. Much academic work on inter-war London also ignores the car, presenting suburbia as dependent on ... More


‘In the Joyous Rush’ –Bicycles and Motorcycles

Michael John Law

in The experience of suburban modernity: How private transport changed interwar London

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089190
eISBN:
9781781707999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089190.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The bicycle was the dominant form of independent vehicular mobility in the inter-war period. Almost every home had access to one. The bicycle was particularly important to women, who were often ... More


Suburban Air-Mindedness

Michael John Law

in The experience of suburban modernity: How private transport changed interwar London

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089190
eISBN:
9781781707999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089190.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Airmindedness was an inter-war governmental campaign to raise awareness of how important flight would be to Britain’s economic and military future. This campaign had much resonance in London’s ... More


New Mobilities in Construction

Michael John Law

in The experience of suburban modernity: How private transport changed interwar London

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089190
eISBN:
9781781707999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089190.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The basis for much suburban modernity in the inter-war period was the construction of a network of arterial roads. Planned in the Edwardian period, this road-building programme was used by government ... More


Negotiating Modernity –Beautification and Contestation

Michael John Law

in The experience of suburban modernity: How private transport changed interwar London

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089190
eISBN:
9781781707999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089190.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the inter-war period in Greater London, the new arterial road system produced a contestation over appearance between the forces of beautification and vandalism. The Roads of Remembrance ... More


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