- Title Pages
- Studies In Popular Culture
- List of Tables
- List of Figures
- General Editor’s Introduction
- List of Abbreviations
- 1 Driving on the Kingston Bypass
- 2 The Car Indispensable
- 3 ‘In the Joyous Rush’ –Bicycles and Motorcycles
- 4 Suburban Air-Mindedness
- 5 New Mobilities in Construction
- 6 Negotiating Modernity –Beautification and Contestation
- 7 Pleasure and Peril at the Suburban Roadhouse
- 8 Modern Motoring and the Enclosed Body
- 9 Accidents and Suburban Modernity
- 10 Everyday Driving –Mobile Consumerism and Commuting
- 11 Modern Marvels
- (p.207) 11 Modern Marvels
- The experience of suburban modernity
Michael John Law
- Manchester University Press
This concluding chapter shows how using private transport in inter-war suburban London amounted to a condition of suburban modernity through time/space compression, the conjunction of excitement and danger and in the remaking of suburban space. This modernity is shown to be based around new middle-class mobilities and consumerism.
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