Cheek by Jowl
A History of NeighboursBook - 2012
" ... In this fascinating social history, Emily Cockayne traces the story of the British neighbour through nine centuries - spanning Medieval, Tudor and Victorian periods, two world wars and up to today's modern, virtual world. "Cheek by Jowl" brilliantly reveals how neighbour relations have changed over time and maps the complex emotional, sexual and economic threads of association between neighbours. As people lived more densely together, and lifestyles diversified, the potential for neighbour nuisance and jealousy grew. In contrast, where communities of people emerged who shared an employer or an economic predicament, solidarity and mutual supportiveness would ease the hardships of life. [The book] will also examine the way we think about architecture and our living spaces. With humour, wit and fascinating historical anecdotes this is social history at its most colourful and interesting"--Book jacket.
Publisher: London : Bodley Head, 2012
Description: 273 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Branch Call Number: 307.3362 Coc