Crawley: a space mythology

Journal: 
Issue: 
Summer 1990
Author(s): 

An examination of Crawley as a palimpsest of the English post-war town, including a historical account of the transformation of Crawley from pastoral ‘Garden City’ to 1950s modern ‘New Town’ to 1980s postmodern ‘orbital hamlet’. Appleby looks at the ways in which ideas of Englishness and the faked roots of ‘English heritage’ figure in the construction of the new town and its neighbourhoods, as evidenced in the obsessively themed toponymy of Crawley street names, and the styling of the houses.

PDF of article:
£6.67

Subscribers to New Formations can access this article for free. If you are already a subscriber please login to your account to read the article.

Subscribe to New Formations

Please note that due to EU VAT charges on digital products, the final price may be slightly different depending on the EU country in which your billing address is located.
New Formations 11 cover