A Social History of Milton Keynes: Middle England Edge by Mark Clapson

By Mark Clapson

Validated in 1967, Milton Keynes is England's greatest new urban and one of many fastest-growing city parts within the united kingdom. it's also a suburban urban, really cherished and liked by way of so much of its citizens.For many purposes, although, Milton Keynes is misunderstood, and its priceless fresh classes are normally neglected in debates approximately nationwide city coverage. This ebook discusses the preferred and highbrow prejudices that experience distorted understandings of the recent urban. A urban is not anything with no its humans, in fact, so Mark Clapson appears to be like at who has moved to Milton Keynes, and discusses their reports of settling in. He additionally confronts the typical delusion of the hot city's soullessness with an account of group and organization that emphasizes the energy of social interplay there.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Social History of Milton Keynes: Middle England Edge City (Cass Series--British Politics and Society,) PDF

Best history_1 books

U.S. Navy Floatplanes of World War II in Action

Earlier than the arrival of radar and different digital units aboard warships, the roles of looking for the enemy and recognizing naval gunfire fell to the floatplane scouts. those small 1- and 2-seat catapult-launched plane served aboard US army ships because the eyes of the fleet until eventually mid-1949. so much battleships carried as much as four floatplanes; cruisers with airplane hangars might accommodate as many as eight plane; destroyers, while appropriate, have been constrained to just 1 floatplane.

Extra resources for A Social History of Milton Keynes: Middle England Edge City (Cass Series--British Politics and Society,)

Example text

1 Yet this does not appear to have been an oppressive project of town planning. It A social history of Milton Keynes 20 did not attempt to tie everything into the centre. A large part of the residential area of Knossos spread out from its symbolic and practical heart, suggesting a gradual merging of town and countryside the further one travelled from the centre. Many houses enjoyed gardens and cultivated spaces. The wealthiest inhabitants possessed comfortable homes, some of which even had running water and flushing toilets.

9–10. 34 Charlesworth and Cochrane, ‘Anglicising the American Dream’, p. 17; see also Julie Charlesworth and Allan Cochrane, ‘American Dreams and English Utopias’, in Mark Clapson, Mervyn Dobbin and Peter Waterman (eds), The Best Laid Plans: Milton Keynes since 1967 (Luton: Luton University Press, 1998) pp. 109–15; Julie Charlesworth and Allan Cochrane, ‘Tales of the suburbs: the local politics of growth in the South-East of England’, Urban Studies, 31, 10 (1994), pp. 1723–38. 35 Milton Keynes Council, Geographical Information Services, information dated ‘Stock at 31/12/2001’.

MILTON KEYNES IN THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES The following throwaway statement reflects a common assumption about Milton Keynes that is frequently found in British broadsheets. 19 Alongside the persistence of such vacuous knocking-copy, however, other more open-minded and knowledgeable accounts have been kinder to Milton Keynes. Such accounts became more common during the 1980s and the 1990s, as the new city became more established, and as a greater variety of domestic architecture— housing—began to mushroom across the virgin areas of the city.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.57 of 5 – based on 12 votes