The editors and contributors to this volume demonstrate how suburbs and the meaning of suburbanism change both with time and geographical location.
Here the disciplines of history, geography and sociology, together with subdisciplines as diverse as gender studies, art history and urban morphology, are brought together to reveal the nature of suburbia from the nineteenth century to the present day.
Table of Contents
Part 1. Early Twentieth Century Suburbs British Suburban Taste, 1880-1939. British 'Corporation Suburbia': The Changing Fortunes of Norris Green, Liverpool. England's Garden Suburbs: Development and Change. The Making of American Suburbs, 1900-1950s: A Re-Construction. Suburbs of Desire: Shaping the Suburban Landscape of Canadian Cities, c. 1900-1950. Running Rings Around the City: North American Industrial Suburbs, 1850-1950 Part 2: Later Twentieth Century Suburbs. What Women's Spaces? Women in Australian, British, Canadian and US Suburbs. 'Gloria Soame': The Spread of Suburbia in Post-war Australia. Making Edge City: Post Suburban Development and Life on the Frontier in Southern California. Understanding Suburbs as Historic Landscapes through Preservation. Conservation and Management in UK Suburbs.