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Towards a Cultural History of Underground Railways

Dhan Zunino Singh

Considering ‘urban mobility as an important everyday life practice that produces meaning and culture,’ the present review discusses underground railway history in cultural terms. Following Colin Divall and George Revill, culture is understood here as representations and practices, and the underground railway ‘as mediation between the imaginable and the material.’ This review does not cover the prolific literature about this topic, but gathers perspectives from within and beyond transport or mobility history to contribute to a historical and comparative assessment of spatial representations and practices related to the production and uses of this subterranean mode of transport. The sources of these perspectives are Benson Bobrick’s Labyrinths of Iron, Rosalind Williams’s Notes on the Underground, Michael Brooks’s Subway City, David Pike’s Subterranean Cities, and Andrew Jenks’s A Metro of the Mount.

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Place Making in Transit

Literary Interventions at the Airport and in the Underground

Emma Eldelin and Andreas Nyblom

—the world's first underground railway system—being one of the most extensive. 28 Along with museum exhibitions, heritage rail events, theatrical productions, commemorative artwork, academic and non-academic publications, and various souvenirs and

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Some Of These Days

A. van den Hoven

Thanks to the kind cooperation of Mrs. Elise Harding-Davis, director of the North American Black Historical Museum and Cultural Centre, we are able to reproduce the score of this famous melody which features so prominently in Sartre’s Nausea. This museum is located in Amherstburg, Ontario, some thirty kilometers southwest of the Ambassador Bridge which links Detroit, Michigan with Windsor, Ontario. Shelton Brooks, who composed the melody in 1910, was a descendent of black slaves who made their way to freedom by way of “the underground railway” and settled in Southwestern Ontario.

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Unruly Tramscapes

Literary Mobilities and 1930s London Tramway Closure Events

Jason Finch

between the MET services covering the county of Middlesex, and underground railways into central London Source: London Transport Museum ( ) Mobilities, Humanities, and

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Victorian London Redux

Adapting the Gothic Metropolis

Chris Louttit

arches and in the meticulously recreated version of the Metropolitan underground Railway in episode 2. 29 The self-conscious spirit of season 1’s engagement with Victorian London, moreover, does not entirely disappear. The Grand Guignol may be absent as

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Abstraction and Schematization in the Repeated Copying of Designs

Philip Steadman

. We are focusing rather on pictograms . Figure 14 shows Harry Beck's 1933 map of the London Underground, one of the world's most famous and frequently copied diagrams. Beck's map is contrasted with an older underground railway map of 1921. It might

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Book Reviews

William Nessly, Noel B. Salazar, Kemal Kantarci, Evan Koike, Christian Kahl, and Cyril Isnart

passion for American life which one would not have expected of them. … The underground railway, by which the slaves used to escape into Canada, is nothing to the modern inventions of the Chinese for climbing tariff walls and creeping under the wire fences

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The Corpus of London

(Dis)covering the Victorian City

David W. Chapman

made a loop around the entire city ( Day and Reed 2005, 24–25 ). Strolling through the Victoria Gardens on a pleasant summer evening, you can be blissfully unaware of the sewer pipes and underground railway tunnels beneath your feet, both of which are

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Practical Judgment, Narrative Experience and Wicked Problems

Leslie Paul Thiele and Marshall Young

military commander, it is said, always fights the last war. The French high command, after the Great War, ordered an extensive series of bunkers and underground railways constructed along its border with Germany. This heavily fortified Maginot Line was to

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Michael K. Bess, David Lipset, Kudzai Matereke, Stève Bernardin, Katharine Bartsch, Harry Oosterhuis, Samuel Müller, Frank Schipper, Benjamin D’Harlingue, and Katherine Roeder

state and vice versa, befitting the context of Czechoslovakia’s emergence out of the rubble of World War I. Carlos López Galviz investigates how the interpretation of public utility affected subterranean outcomes in underground railways. London aligned