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Suburban century : social change and urban growth in England and the United States

Author: Mark Clapson
Publisher: Oxford : Berg, 2003.
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Bad architecture. Soulless. Are the suburbs really as homogenous and conservative as we think they are? This wide-ranging comparative study of England and the USA offers new interpretations on suburbia.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Clapson, Mark.
Suburban century.
Oxford : Berg, 2003
(OCoLC)52288587
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Clapson
ISBN: 0585484597 9780585484594 184520574X 9781845205744 9781859736432 1859736432 9781859736487 1859736483
OCLC Number: 53923069
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 235 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: An introduction to the suburban century --
The city spreads: technological, economic and official forces in urban dispersal --
The suburban aspiration --
Black suburbanization --
Jewish and Asian suburbanization --
Women and suburban sadness --
Suburban citizens: community and association in the new housing areas of the twentieth century --
The middle way: labour, the Democrats and the suburbs since 1950 --
Past, present and future: some conlusions and connections.
Responsibility: Mark Clapson.

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Bad architecture. Soulless. Destructive of communities. The suburbs are much-maligned places. We see this time and again in films like "American Beauty" and novels like "The Ice Storm". This  Read more...

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