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The experience of suburban modernityHow private transport changed interwar London$
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Michael John Law

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780719089190

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719089190.001.0001

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Driving on the Kingston Bypass

Driving on the Kingston Bypass

(p.3) 1 Driving on the Kingston Bypass
The experience of suburban modernity

Michael John Law

Manchester University Press

This chapter introduces the themes of the book and discusses how suburbia has generally been pictured as repetitive and dull in some academic writing and in intellectual discourse through most of the twentieth century. The chapter proposes that by considering the new independent mobilities of private transport for the emergent middle classes of London’s suburbia a more exciting world is revealed where modernity is both embraced and contested

Keywords:   Suburbia, Inter-war, London, Transport, Modernity, Mobilities

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