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Getting to know the city: the construction of spatial knowledge in London in the 1930s.

Pooley, Colin (2004) Getting to know the city: the construction of spatial knowledge in London in the 1930s. Urban History, 31 (2). pp. 210-228.

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    Abstract

    This paper explores the ways in which a young woman who migrated from Londonderry to London in the 1930s acquired and used spatial knowledge of the city. Using detailed diary evidence the paper maps everyday action spaces, and examines themes such as the use of visual cues in the accumulation of spatial knowledge, the use of maps and signs, the influence of previous travel experiences, and the organisation of search and exploration strategies in the city.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Urban History
    Additional Information: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=UHY The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Urban History, 31 (2), pp 210-228 2004, © 2004 Cambridge University Press.
    Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
    ID Code: 329
    Deposited By: Professor Colin G. Pooley
    Deposited On: 15 Jan 2007
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:18
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/329

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