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Getting to know the city: the construction of spatial knowledge in London in the 1930s.

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>08/2004
<mark>Journal</mark>Urban History
Issue number2
Number of pages19
Pages (from-to)210-228
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This paper explores the ways in which a young woman who migrated from Londonderry to London in the 1930s acquired and used spatial knowledge of the city. Using detailed diary evidence the paper maps everyday action spaces, and examines themes such as the use of visual cues in the accumulation of spatial knowledge, the use of maps and signs, the influence of previous travel experiences, and the organisation of search and exploration strategies in the city.

Bibliographic note

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=UHY The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Urban History, 31 (2), pp 210-228 2004, © 2004 Cambridge University Press.