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Ewen, Shane

Overview
Works: 8 works in 32 publications in 1 language and 519 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: JS66, 307.7609
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Shane Ewen
What is urban history? by Shane Ewen( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

* This is a new addition to Polity s highly successful What is History series. Urban history is a well-established and flourishing field of historical research. Written by a leading scholar, this short introduction demonstrates how urban history draws upon a wide variety of methodologies and sources, and has been integral to the rise of interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to history since the second half of the twentieth century. Shane Ewen offers an accessible and clearly written guide to the study of urban history for the student, teacher, researcher or general reader who is new to the field and interested in learning about past approaches as well as key themes, concepts and trajectories for future research. He takes a global and comparative viewpoint, combining a discussion of classic texts with the latest literature to illustrate the current debates and controversies across the urban world. The historiography of the field is mapped out by theme, including new topics of interest, with a particular focus on space and social identity, power and governance, the built environment, culture and modernity, and the growth and spread of transnational networking. By discussing a number of historic and fast-growing cities across the world, What is Urban History? demonstrates the importance of the history of urban life to our understanding of the world, both in the present and the future. As a result, urban history remains pivotal for explaining the continued growth of towns and cities in a global context, and is particularly useful for identifying the various problems and solutions faced by fast-growing megacities in the developing world
Another global city : historical explorations into the transnational municipal moment, 1850-2000 by Pierre-Yves Saunier( Book )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection uses the transnational activities of municipal urban governments to historicize the origins and development of the global city, focusing on how urban problems were addressed with concepts that emerged from the "world in between" nations and cities
Fighting fires : creating the British fire service, 1800-1978 by Shane Ewen( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines the history of the British fire service from 1800-1980, embracing certain key themes of modern British history: the impact of industrial change on urban development, the effect of disaster on political reform, the growth of the state, and the relationship between masculinity and trade unionism in creating a professional identity"--Provided by publisher
An actuarial critique of the methods adopted by the courts in the valuation of compensation for personal injury claims by Shane Ewen( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Central government and the modernization of the British fire service, 1900-38 by Shane Ewen( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Power and administration in two Midland cities, c.1870-1938 by Shane Ewen( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Socio-technological disasters and engineering expertise in Victorian Britain : the Holmfirth Sheffield floods of 1852 and 1864 by Shane Ewen( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Another global city : historical explorations into the transnational municipal moment, 1850-2000
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English (31)

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Fighting fires : creating the British fire service, 1800-1978