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

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  21 January 2005

COLIN G. POOLEY
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Department of Geography, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YB

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This article 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 article 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 organization of search and exploration strategies in the city.

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© 2004 Cambridge University Press

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