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The suburban aspiration in England since 1919

Clapson, Mark (2000) The suburban aspiration in England since 1919. Contemporary British History, 14 (1). pp. 151-173. ISSN 1361-9462

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13619460008581576

Abstract

In contrast to the pervasive anti‐suburbanism of English intellectual culture, this article suggests that the suburbs have made a generally favourable contribution to English society since 1919. This is because suburban living has been pursued and enjoyed by millions of people from different class and ethnic groups. The article also demonstrates that the attractions of the suburbs stemmed in no small part from the influence of garden city and garden suburb experiments in early twentieth century England.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Special issue edited by Mark Clapson.
Research Community:University of Westminster > Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages, School of
ID Code:9994
Deposited On:05 Oct 2011 15:30
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