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The discourses of order and modernisation

Mark Hampton

in Hong Kong and British Culture, 1945-97

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099236
eISBN:
9781526104373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099236.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Coexisting with the laissez-faire discourse described in chapter two, British accounts of Hong Kong—including official ones—also emphasized modernization. Above all, this meant containing the ... More


Old cities, new towns: criminality and cruelty

Paul Newland

in British films of the 1970s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719082252
eISBN:
9781781705049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082252.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the ways in which a range of films shot in New Towns or other suburban locations in Britain during the 1970s offer evidence of shifts in representations of criminal behaviour ... More


Building the New Jerusalem – vision and reality

Anne Power and John Houghton

in Jigsaw cities: Big places, small spaces

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346599
eISBN:
9781447302636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346599.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter looks at why Britain failed to build a New Jerusalem after the Second World War, using the blunt tools of the bulldozer and high-rise building in green fields. It also explores the ... More


Planning for Affluence: Graeme Shankland and the Political Culture of the British Left

Otto Saumarez Smith

in Boom Cities: Architect Planners and the Politics of Radical Urban Renewal in 1960s Britain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198836407
eISBN:
9780191873676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836407.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the architect-planner Graeme Shankland. Shankland’s planning practice is understood through the influence of the political culture and concerns of the British Left in this ... More


Modernism in an Old Country: Lionel Brett, an Establishment Architect-Planner

Otto Saumarez Smith

in Boom Cities: Architect Planners and the Politics of Radical Urban Renewal in 1960s Britain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198836407
eISBN:
9780191873676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836407.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter provides a biographical account of the architect-planner Lionel Brett fourth Viscount Esher. It shows how Brett attempted to combine modernist approaches with a passionate and pioneering ... More


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