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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 16:38
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/11577

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