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Author O'Hara, Glen, 1974-
Title The politics of water in post-war Britain / Glen O'Hara.
Imprint [Place of publication not identified] : PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, 2017.
Edition First edition 2017.

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Subject Water-supply -- Great Britain.
Water-supply -- Political aspects.
Description 1 online resource
Edition First edition 2017.
Contents The Politics of Water in Post-War Britain; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; 1 Introduction: Water and History; Water, Life and Meaning; Emergent Historiographies of Water and Human Society; Water, Cleanliness and 'Efficiency' in Modern British History; Towards a Liquid History of Modern Britain; Notes; 2 Reconceptualising Water Politics in Post-war Britain; Water and The Rise of Environmental Politics; International Co-operation and the Creation of New Knowledge; The New View of the Oceans; Droughts and The Idea of Water Shortage; The Water Industry: Localism or Nationalisation?
Regionalisation, Efficiency and TechnocracyConclusions: The New Politics of Water; Notes; 3 The Great Flood of 1953; Life, Loss and Disaster on the East Coast; An Outpouring of Public Sympathy; Controversy, Dispute and Blame; A Piecemeal and Parsimonious Aid Effort; Resisting a National Service? Rebuilding After the Floods; The Defence of London; Conclusions; Notes; 4 River Pollution; The Victorian Roots of Pollution Control; Twentieth-Century Water Surveys; The River Boards Struggle with Surveys; River Pollution and Quality Surveys; Public Pressure and the Growing Importance of Recreation.
Local Authorities, Economic Crisis and Industry Obstruct ProgressThe 1973 Act and The Centralising Moment; The Control of Pollution as International 'Leadership'; Conclusions; Notes; 5 Maritime and Oceanic Pollution; Torrey Canyon, Oil Pollution and The Ocean; The Domestic and International Policy Response; Pollution Becomes a Political Issue; The Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment (I): Negotiations; The Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment (II): consequences; Conclusions; Notes; 6 Water Safety; The 'Leisure Society'; Fear, Foreboding and Public Water.
Water Safety: The Public Policy ResponseThe Working Party on Water Safety; Bathing Waters and the Cleanliness of Britain's Beaches; The Campaign for Cleaner Beaches; Conclusions; Notes; 7 Hot and Cold Water in the Home; Water, Women and the Politics of Washing; Wartime Water and Bathing; The Place of Water in Post-war Politics; The Gendered Politics of Clean Water; The Politics of Rural Water; Paying for Rural Water; Conclusions: The Ironies of Domesticity; Notes; 8 The Fluoridation Debate; Importation and Experimentation; Flouridation and the Politics of Risk.
Exploring the Anti-fluoride Agitation'Pure' Water and the Gendered Defence of the Home; The Weakness of the British State; Conclusions: Children, Trust and Risk; Notes; 9 Conclusions: Water and Society in Post-war Britain; Water as a Locus of Post-war Politics; Water Histories in Contemporary Context; Policy Lessons -- and Policy Futures?; Notes; Bibliography; Primary Manuscript Sources; Periodicals and Newspapers Cited; Websites and Online Resources; Official Government Publications; Primary Printed Sources; Unpublished theses and dissertations; Secondary books and articles; Index.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-306) and index.
Summary This is the first book to cover the British people's late twentieth century engagement with water in all its domestic, national and international forms, and from bathing and household chores to controversies about maritime pollution. The British Isles, a relatively wet and rainy archipelago, cannot in any way be said to be short of liquid resources. Even so, it was the site of highly contentious and revealing political controversies over the meaning and use of water after the Second World War. A series of such issues divided political parties, pressure groups, government and voters, and form the subject matter of this book: problems as diverse as flood defence to river and beach cleanliness, from the teaching of swimming to the installation of hot and cold running water in the home, from international controls over maritime pollution, and from the different housework duties of men and women to the British state's proposals to fluoridise the drinking water supply.
ISBN 9781137446404 (electronic bk.)
1137446404 (electronic bk.)
1137446390
9781137446398
1137446390
9781137446398
ISBN/ISSN 10.1057/978-1-137-44640-4
9781137446398
OCLC # 987338896
Additional Format Print version: O'Hara, Glen, 1974- Politics of water in post-war Britain. 1ST ed. 2017. [Place of publication not identified] : PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, 2017 1137446390 9781137446398 (OCoLC)965356131