Urbanising Britain: Essays on Class and Community in the Nineteenth Century

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Cambridge University Press, Jul 25, 1991 - History - 177 pages
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Urbanising Britain brings together the work of some of the leading British historical geographers of the younger generation to consider nineteenth-century urbanization as a process, emphasizing the dimensions of class and community. The essays in this collection reflect the increasing use of social science concepts within the field of historical geography, and are organized to follow urbanization from its origins in migration, to its consequences in urban culture and public health. The contributions combine conceptual sophistication with original empirical research to present a series of important and innovative statements about the changing nature of the Victorian city, and reflect the value of a critical theoretical perspective, hitherto absent from much work in this area.

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Charles W J Withers is Ogilvie Chair of Geography and Professor of Historical Geography at the University of Edinburgh. He has research interests in the historical geographies of science, and in the history of cartography.

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