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Scenescapes: How Qualities of Place Shape Social Life

Daniel Aaron Silver and Terry Nichols Clark

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226356853
eISBN:
9780226357041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226357041.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Cities and neighborhoods are production sites, residential habitats, and political arenas; they are also scenes of expression and meaning. Profound global and historical transformations set the stage ... More


The local acts of a national Parliament: Parliament’s role in sanctioning local action in eighteenth-century Britain

Joanna Innes

in Inferior Politics: Social Problems and Social Policies in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201526
eISBN:
9780191674914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201526.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter turns to the growing body of legislation generated by 18th-century British parliaments that applied only to a particular named locality. The swelling tide of these acts has often been ... More


The End of the Imperial City

Mary McAuley

in Bread and Justice: State and Society in Petrograd 1917-1922

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198219828
eISBN:
9780191678387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219828.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

St Petersburg, on the eve of a war which was to put ever greater population pressure on its inadequate amenities, was a city of sharp contrasts. It was not just that the gulf between the ... More


On Duty, Of Duty: The Work and Life of the Station

Geoffrey L. Rossano

in Stalking the U-Boat: U.S. Naval Aviation in Europe during World War I

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034881
eISBN:
9780813038841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034881.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

Despite the grousing typical of military life, most men at naval air stations enjoyed amenities not available to their counterparts aboard ship. Aviation facilities (except NBG aerodromes) occupied ... More


The functioning metropolis

James Greenhalgh

in Reconstructing modernity: Space, power and governance in mid-twentieth century British cities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526114143
eISBN:
9781526136060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526114143.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter examines the strategies employed by the local governments of Manchester and Hull to govern the space of their cities in the immediate post-war period by examining policies and projects ... More


Municipal Suburbia

Peter Scott

in The Making of the Modern British Home: The Suburban Semi and Family Life between the Wars

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677207
eISBN:
9780191756382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677207.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses the subsequent development of municipal housing estates, to 1939. After briefly reviewing the various municipal housing initiatives of the 1920s, the transition from ‘general ... More


The irresponsible society

Adrian Sinfield

in Welfare and wellbeing: Richard Titmuss's contribution to social policy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342997
eISBN:
9781447304203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342997.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter opens with a challenge to ‘socialists — to re-define the inherent illogicalities and contradictions in the managerial capitalist system’. Titmuss explores the impact of the ‘the changing ... More


Breaking up the jigsaw

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/9781861346599.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the role that housing and urban policy played in sucking out people in the interwar years, leaving decay and squalor behind. It notes that the reality of poverty, squalor, and ... More


Camp Bastion

Mark de Rond

in Doctors at War: Life and Death in a Field Hospital

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705489
eISBN:
9781501707940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705489.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The author describes Camp Bastion and its fifty-bed field hospital. Prior to its handover in late 2014, Camp Bastion covered eight square miles of desert in southwestern Afghanistan and served as the ... More


The Quest for Normalcy: Coming Home, Settling Down, Moving Forward

Christine Varga-Harris

in Stories of House and Home: Soviet Apartment Life during the Khrushchev Years

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453076
eISBN:
9781501701849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453076.003.0006
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

The chapter focuses on the problems that have besieged the inhabitants of the older apartments requiring essential repairs and improved amenities. It particularly examines the petition of the ... More


Assessing the Effect of Resilience Policies Directed toward Public Goods, Institutions, and Leadership

Harold Wolman, Howard Wial, Travis St. Clair, and Edward Hill

in Coping with Adversity: Regional Economic Resilience and Public Policy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780801451690
eISBN:
9781501709494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451690.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In chapters 6, we ask whether the most common intentional efforts to bring about recovery through public policy or civic action that we identified in the previous two chapters was likely to have made ... More


Tangled Roots: The Paradox of Important Agricultural Lands in Hawai‘i

Krisnawati Suryanata and Kem Lowry

in Food and Power in Hawai'i: Visions of Food Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824858537
eISBN:
9780824873042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858537.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Many competing visions are imposed on rural Hawaii, visions that are shaped by history, culture, and political economic interests in this state. Efforts to improve food democracy and food production ... More


Setting the Scene

Daniel Aaron Silver and Terry Nichols Clark

in Scenescapes: How Qualities of Place Shape Social Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226356853
eISBN:
9780226357041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226357041.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter introduces the general orientation of the book and lays out its major themes. Beginning from intuitive examples of scenes, it builds toward deeper reflection on how: 1) scenes are ... More


Quantitative Flânerie

Daniel Aaron Silver and Terry Nichols Clark

in Scenescapes: How Qualities of Place Shape Social Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226356853
eISBN:
9780226357041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226357041.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter illustrates methods for measuring scenes by describing key aspects of the scenescape. We compare specific scenes of New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, and show how relationships between ... More


State Capitals since the 1950s: The Renaissance of Forgotten Cities

Christian Montès

in American Capitals: A Historical Geography

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226080482
eISBN:
9780226080512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226080512.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter looks at the current revival –or late awakening- of most state capitals, their opening to more political purity and economic success in the so-called “post-industrial” age (although they ... More


Acquiring Conveniences: Water, Heat, and Light

Alison K. Hoagland

in Mine Towns: Buildings for Workers in Michigan's Copper Country

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665662
eISBN:
9781452946610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665662.003.0004
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter discusses the amenities that tenants demanded, such as household utilities. Before attaining these conveniences, tenants pumped water, did laundry, stored firewood, and used the privy, ... More


The Fight against Squalor: Overcrowding, Homelessness, and Affordability with Elisabeth Garratt

Anthony F. Heath, Elisabeth Garratt, Ridhi Kashyap, Yaojun Li, and Lindsay Richards

in Social Progress in Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198805489
eISBN:
9780191843556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805489.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Beveridge was right to identify poor housing as a distinct giant since housing conditions have important implications for people’s well-being. Britain made great strides initially in building new ... More


Internal Threat I: The Rising Costs of Higher Education

Robert B. Archibald

in The Road Ahead for America's Colleges and Universities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190251918
eISBN:
9780190251949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251918.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Hyperventilated talk about the end of the American university often presumes that soaring list-price tuition means that college cost is out of control. This chapter lays out the history of list-price ... More


Organization of Space: The Imperial Spectacle

Queeny Pradhan

in Empire in the Hills: Simla, Darjeeling, Ootacamund, and Mount Abu, 1820-1920

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199463558
eISBN:
9780199088874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463558.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on how the nature of the colonial capitalist enterprise accelerated in this period. Communication networks were frantically developed to link railways with roads and bridges, ... More


In Conclusion: Staking Claims to Land, Labour, and Self-Government

Angela Woollacott

in Settler Society in the Australian Colonies: Self-Government and Imperial Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199641802
eISBN:
9780191779091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641802.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Cultural History

The significant number of settlers who had been in the army or navy lent Australia’s emerging colonies a decidedly militarist character, helped by the garrison-like nature of many of its first towns ... More


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