Britain and Britishness have been the subject of intense debate in recent years. This volume brings together leading scholars in the geography and history of twentieth–century Britain to illustrate the contribution that geographical thinking can make to understanding Britain today. The book is the first collection of its kind and focuses on how and why geographies of Britain have formed and changed over the past century. Its twelve contributions, which range over economic, political, social and cultural geography, explore the relevance of spatial and historical approaches to understanding societal change in Britain. The volume begins with a substantial introductory essay from the editor, and concludes with an Afterword exploring avenues for further research and modes of understanding through which future change might be understood. Taken as a whole, the book demonstrates the vitality of work in this field and its relevance to everyday life.

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