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From ‘the people’ to ‘the citizen’: the emergence of the Edwardian municipal park in Manchester 1902 - 1912

O'Reilly, C 2012, 'From ‘the people’ to ‘the citizen’: the emergence of the Edwardian municipal park in Manchester 1902 - 1912' , Urban History . (Submitted)

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      Abstract

      This paper argues that the Edwardian municipal park represents a significant transition from the highly regulated and formal space of the Victorian park. It takes as a case study Heaton Park in Manchester purchased in late 1901 and suggests that this park represented a transition from a Victorian people’s park to an Edwardian citizen’s park in which each visitor accessed facilities and amenities appropriate to their individual or group leisure interests. It addresses the comparative neglect of the Edwardian park by urban historians and suggests the importance of the emerging concepts of citizenship and social responsibility.

      Item Type: Article
      Themes: Subjects / Themes > D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
      Subjects / Themes > D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
      Subjects / Themes > G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
      Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
      Memory, Text and Place
      Subjects outside of the University Themes
      Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
      Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media > Communication, Cultural & Media Studies Research Centre
      Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media
      Journal or Publication Title: Urban History
      Publisher: Cambridge University Press
      Refereed: No
      ISSN: 0963-9268
      Depositing User: Dr Carole O'Reilly
      Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2010 10:10
      Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:38
      URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/11577

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