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. ISSN 1469-8706

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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: Journal 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.
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/g1
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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: 18 Aug 2019 00:47
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/329

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