Changing Suburbs: Foundation, Form and Function (Studies in by R Harris

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The definitions contained in national dictionaries provide an obvious starting point for such an enquiry. NATIONAL ETYMOLOGIES: CURRENT USAGES It is impossible to be certain whether scholarly differences in the way suburbs are discussed are accurate reflections of divergent national experiences. To the extent that popular recent and current usages and meanings are captured by dictionaries, however, it would seem that they are. British and American dictionaries consistently define suburbs in different ways.

Alexander von Hoffman (1994) has argued that residents of city neighbourhoods have also sought to create community, but this is a minor theme in the American literature. 3. Using a different methodology, Muthesius (1982) has effectively made a similar point about the terraced housing which preceded the semi-detached suburbs. REFERENCES Adams, A. (1995) The Eichler home. C. L. ) Gender, Class, and Shelter. Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture. : University of Tennessee Press, pp. 164–178. , Mercer, J.

L. ) (1982a) The Rise of Suburbia. Leicester: Leicester University Press. L. L. ) The Rise of Suburbia. Leicester: Leicester University Press, pp. 2–25. C. (1972) Suburbia. London: McGibbon and Kee. Troy, P. (1996) The Perils of Urban Consolidation. Sydney: Federation Press, von Hoffman, A. (1994) Local Attachments: the Making of an American Urban Neighborhood. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. Ward, S. ) (1992) The Garden City: Past, Present and Future. London: Spon. Wentling, J. (1995) Designing a Place called Home: Reordering the Suburbs.

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