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Broken trees, ruins, graves and the geographical imagination of France
Beatriz Pichel

a tool that articulated the relationship between the war landscape, French collective identity, and the dead through images, objects and practices. In a similar way to literature, photography mediated combatants’ experiences of the landscape, providing representations and narratives that allowed them to make sense of the war environment. In particular, this chapter focuses on three areas in which photography played a prominent role: the creation of a new geographical imagination of France, the development of a sense of place, and the shaping of the relationship

in Picturing the Western Front
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Lynn Abrams

place 3 Place As I looked around, women came peering curiously out, their fair hair floating in the wind . . . Numbers of women were passing to Lerwick from the distant moss, their creels packed with peats and busy knitting at the same time. (Shetland Archive, D 1/135: Dundee Courier, 31 January 1893) Women in the landscape omen dominated the shetland landscape in the nineteenth century. They outnumbered men, particularly amongst the age groups active outdoors, and this made them much remarked upon by commentators. Women were highly visible and highly

in Myth and materiality in a woman’s world
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Architecture, Building and Humanitarian Innovation
Tom Scott-Smith

shelter from the rain. I saw a white modernist building lit up in the dark, tucked away in a far corner of the Giardini. I ran to take cover. It featured an exhibit called Places for People : a sparse but simply furnished demonstration of real interventions rather than idealistic projections, describing three projects that had worked with refugees to make modest but important improvements to their emergency shelters. The ideas were a refreshing change from the rest of the

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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The social geography of working class housing
Ben Jones

Chapter 3 Place: the social geography of working class housing This chapter focuses on the twin modernising forces which reshaped working class neighbourhoods in the period between the 1920s and the mid-1970s: slum clearance and council housing. In terms of design, layout, household space and amenities the suburban council estates of the mid-twentieth century were a vast improvement on the kind of housing occupied by working class families in the pre-First World War period. Yet suburbanisation, arguably, came at a cost. During the 1950s and 1960s sociologists

in The working class in mid-twentieth-century England
Themes in British social and cultural history, 1700s–1980s
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This book of essays on British social and cultural history since the eighteenth century draws attention to relatively neglected topics including personal and collective identities, the meanings of place, especially locality, and the significance of cultures of association. The essays capture in various ways the cultural meanings of political and civic life, from their expression in eighteenth-century administrative practices, to the evolving knowledge cultures of county historical societies, the imaginative and material construction of place reputations and struggles to establish medical provision for the working-class in the face of entrenched special interests. They also explore the changing relationship between the state and the voluntary sector in the twentieth-century and the role of popular magazines and the press in mediating and shaping popular opinion in an era of popular democracy. It is of interest that several of the essays take Manchester or Lancashire as their focus. Themes range from rural England in the eighteenth century to the urbanizing society of the nineteenth century; from the Home Front in the First World War to voluntary action in the welfare state; from post 1945 civic culture to the advice columns of teenage magazines and the national press. Various aspects of civil society connect these themes notably: the different identities of place, locality and association that emerged with the growth of an urban environment during the nineteenth century and the shifting landscape of public discourse on social welfare and personal morality in the twentieth-century.

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Mark Brown

1111 2 3 4 5111 6 7 8 9 10111 11 2 3111 4 5 6 7 8 9 20111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 91 40111 5 No place Chapter 4 demonstrated the way in which movement and travel can be constitutive of a series of relational and situated selves. Walt, Mr Bones and Hector search for inner peace and find it ultimately, not in a real place, but in the space of imagination and illusion: in flying, dreams and films. These places, like the mythical idea of ‘Timbuktu’ itself, are beyond the rational capacities of cartography. Flight, dreams and film are, then, no-places

in Paul Auster
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Lindsay J. Proudfoot
Dianne P. Hall

legislation also militated against the likelihood of the settlers’ doing so in anything other than functional terms – initially at least. In displaying near-total indifference to the competing claims of existing indigenous communities, the legislation also ensured that the pioneers’ environmental difficulties were likely to be compounded by potentially hostile Aborigine encounters. Thus the pastoral places

in Imperial spaces
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Bridget Byrne
Carla De Tona

2 Imagining places Introduction This chapter considers the spatial nature of school choice and introduces the three areas in Greater Manchester in which the study took place: Cheadle Hulme, Chorlton and Whalley Range. In the UK, despite the diversification of different types of schools and modes of admission, schooling remains driven by location. Given that ‘choice’ is limited (discussed further in Chapter 3), the clearest way for families to exercise choice over schooling in the public sector is to move to be nearer a desirable school. Every year, newspapers

in All in the mix
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A stranger’s guide
Andy Spinoza

, is set on installing regional executive mayors nationwide. Manchester has for centuries been more than a place, a shorthand for ideas and ideals. In the eighteenth century, German traders coined the name Manchesterthum, meaning something like ‘Manchesterism’, which came to have a derogatory meaning among socialists, due to the nineteenth-century shock city’s rampaging commercial mentality. It rose as a centre specialising in the manufacture of textile products, as being a bucket into which clouds from

in Manchester unspun
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Irish drama since 1990
Clare Wallace
Ondrej Pilný

9780719075636_4_003.qxd 16/2/09 9:24 AM Page 43 3 Home places: Irish drama since 1990 Clare Wallace and OndPej PilnM To appraise Irish theatre of the recent past is an ominous task; to attempt to predict what might be remembered in the future a treacherous one. From 1990 to mid-2006 the Irish Playography database lists 842 plays, devised pieces and adaptations produced in Ireland by Irish theatre companies and other commercial bodies. Since 1990 critical interest in Irish theatre has grown rapidly, spurred on in part by the Abbey Theatre centenary in 2004

in Irish literature since 1990