Call for essays – Cold War Cities: spatial planning, social politics and cultural practices in the era of atomic urbanism, 1945-65

Cold War Cities: spatial planning, social politics and cultural practices in the era of atomic urbanism, 1945-65
Richard Brook (Manchester School of Architecture), Martin Dodge (Department of Geography, University of Manchester), and Jonathan Hogg (Department of History, University of Liverpool) are seeking 10-12 thoughtful and unpublished essays that analyse a substantive thematic area and situate this empirically in a particular city case study. Essays can draw on a range of different evidential bases, archival research, visual methods, media hermeneutics, and personal histories and lived experiences. Book chapters should deploy appropriate theoretical ideas to understand the physical planning, politics and cultures of atomic era urban development. They should be accessible to readers without deep theoretical background in the particular thematic area and little knowledge of the city case study.
If you are interested in contributing, please provide a tentative title, 250 words abstract and brief bio (to be used in a formal proposal to publisher). Email to m.dodge@manchester.ac.uk
The extended call can be downloaded here.

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