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Discourses of regeneration in early twentieth-century Britain : from Bedlam to the Imperial War Museum

journal contribution
posted on 01.12.2001, 00:00 authored by Steven CookeSteven Cooke, L Jenkins
This paper examines the building that presently houses the Imperial War Museum, investigating the transformation of the archetypal ‘mad space’ of the Bethlem Royal Hospital into what has been described as the ‘biggest boy’s bedroom in London’. Following recent concerns in human geography with Imperial cities, it highlights the differing ways in which this transformation embodies a number of themes of degeneration and regeneration in early twentieth-century Britain.

History

Journal

Area

Volume

33

Issue

4

Pagination

382 - 390

Publisher

Institute of British Geographers

Location

London, England

ISSN

0004-0894

eISSN

1475-4762

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2001, Wiley-Blackwell