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Foundations: How the Built Environment Made Twentieth-Century Britain

Sam Wetherell

Abstract

This book is a history of twentieth-century Britain told through the rise, fall, and reinvention of six different types of urban space: the industrial estate, shopping precinct, council estate, private flats, shopping mall, and suburban office park. The book shows how these spaces transformed Britain's politics, economy, and society, helping forge a mid-century developmental state and shaping the rise of neoliberalism after 1980. From the mid-twentieth-century, spectacular new types of urban space were created in order to help remake Britain's economy and society. Government-financed industria ... More

Keywords: modern Britain, built environment, urban space, industrial estate, shopping precinct, council estate, private flats, shopping mall, suburban office park, British neoliberalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780691193755
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691193755.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sam Wetherell, author
University of York