Mapping slums in a historic city: representing working class communities in Edwardian Norwich          

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58474
Title:
Mapping slums in a historic city: representing working class communities in Edwardian Norwich          
Authors:
Doyle, B. M. (Barry)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. School of Law, Arts and Humanities.
Citation:
Doyle, B. M. (2001) 'Mapping slums in a historic city: representing working class communities in Edwardian Norwich', Planning Perspectives, 16 (1), pp.47-65.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Planning Perspectives
Issue Date:
Jan-2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58474
DOI:
10.1080/02665430010000779
Abstract:
Drawing on a range of sources, this article addresses the way in which various groups set about mapping the slums of Edwardian Norwich to bring understanding and order to the disordered world of the city's 750 courts and yards. It focuses on the social scientific investigations incorporated in the reports of the Medical Officer of Health; the evidence of social investigators; the findings of charitable bodies and the writings of local journalists, whether addressing the slum issue directly or reporting news stories set in slum areas. It shows how these individuals and groups identified, categorized and interpreted the slums and their dwellers and, by making the unknown known, encouraged a more vigorous intervention by the local state in the lives of the poor. It demonstrates the way in which these concerns and ideals came together in the moral panic which followed the Norwich Flood of August 1912, an event which revealed the dreadful state of the inner-city housing to a city-wide audience and culminated in the City's first public housing scheme. It shows how the impetus to demolish slums and build public housing on the outskirts of the city was conditioned by both the application of medical criteria and traditional moral constructions of the characters of slum dwellers.
Type:
Article
Keywords:
architectural history; environmental history; planning; human geography; population geography; urban history; social and cultural history; working class; Norwich
ISSN:
0266-5433
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 20/01/2010]
Citation Count:
1 [Scopus, 20/01/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorDoyle, B. M. (Barry)-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-01T10:52:58Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-01T10:52:58Z-
dc.date.issued2001-01-
dc.identifier.citationPlanning Perspectives; 16 (1): 47-65-
dc.identifier.issn0266-5433-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02665430010000779-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/58474-
dc.description.abstractDrawing on a range of sources, this article addresses the way in which various groups set about mapping the slums of Edwardian Norwich to bring understanding and order to the disordered world of the city's 750 courts and yards. It focuses on the social scientific investigations incorporated in the reports of the Medical Officer of Health; the evidence of social investigators; the findings of charitable bodies and the writings of local journalists, whether addressing the slum issue directly or reporting news stories set in slum areas. It shows how these individuals and groups identified, categorized and interpreted the slums and their dwellers and, by making the unknown known, encouraged a more vigorous intervention by the local state in the lives of the poor. It demonstrates the way in which these concerns and ideals came together in the moral panic which followed the Norwich Flood of August 1912, an event which revealed the dreadful state of the inner-city housing to a city-wide audience and culminated in the City's first public housing scheme. It shows how the impetus to demolish slums and build public housing on the outskirts of the city was conditioned by both the application of medical criteria and traditional moral constructions of the characters of slum dwellers.-
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis-
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 20/01/2010]-
dc.subjectarchitectural history-
dc.subjectenvironmental history-
dc.subjectplanning-
dc.subjecthuman geography-
dc.subjectpopulation geography-
dc.subjecturban history-
dc.subjectsocial and cultural history-
dc.subjectworking class-
dc.subjectNorwich-
dc.titleMapping slums in a historic city: representing working class communities in Edwardian Norwich          -
dc.typeArticle-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. School of Law, Arts and Humanities.-
dc.identifier.journalPlanning Perspectives-
ref.assessmentRAE 2008-
ref.citationcount1 [Scopus, 20/01/2010]-
or.citation.harvardDoyle, B. M. (2001) 'Mapping slums in a historic city: representing working class communities in Edwardian Norwich', Planning Perspectives, 16 (1), pp.47-65.-
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