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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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