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Author Clapson, Mark.
Title A social history of Milton Keynes : middle England/edge city / Mark Clapson ; foreword by Jeff Rooker.
Imprint Portland, OR : Frank Cass, 2004.

Author Clapson, Mark.
Series Cass series--British politics and society, 1467-1441
British politics and society. 1467-1441
Subject Milton Keynes (England) -- History.
Milton Keynes (England) -- Social life and customs.
Milton Keynes (England) -- Social conditions.
Description 1 online resource (xxi, 202 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 180-196) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents 1. Welcome to Milton Keynes -- 2. Where did Milton Keynes come from? -- 3. The suburban city takes shape -- 4. North bucks and the new city -- 5. Who moved to Milton Keynes? -- 6. Settling in -- 7. The unsettled : social problems in a suburban city -- 8. Sociability and social action in the space station city -- 9. Conclusion.
Summary Established in 1967, Milton Keynes is England's largest new city and one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the UK. It is also a suburban city, genuinely liked and appreciated by most of its citizens.For many reasons, however, Milton Keynes is misunderstood, and its valuable recent lessons are mostly ignored in debates about national urban policy. This book discusses the popular and intellectual prejudices that have distorted understandings of the new city. A city is nothing without its people, of course, so Mark Clapson looks at who has moved to Milton Keynes, and discusses their exper.
Note English.
ISBN 0203496426 (electronic bk.)
9780203496428 (electronic bk.)
0714655244 (cloth)
9780714655246 (cloth)
9780714684178 (pbk.)
0714684171 (pbk.)
0714684171 (Paper)
OCLC # 252756630
Additional Format Print version: Clapson, Mark. Social history of Milton Keynes. Portland, OR : Frank Cass, 2004 (DLC) 2003060309

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