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The Broken Promise of Infrastructure (Introduction)

Davies, D. ORCID: 0000-0002-3584-5789 (2023). The Broken Promise of Infrastructure (Introduction). In: The Broken Promise of Infrastructure. (pp. 9-28). Chadwell Heath, UK: Lawrence and Wishart.


Beginning its story in the West Midlands city of Stoke-on-Trent, the book uses the phrase ‘infrastructures of feeling’ to show how certain stories, affects, and experiences – what Raymond Williams referred to as structures of feeling – are connected to the hard materials that we encounter and rely on in our everyday lives, from railways and roads to sewers and housing.

Publication Type: Book Section
Publisher Keywords: infrastructure, broken promises, roads, cultural politics, infrastructures of feeling, Raymond Williams, Stoke-on-Trent
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Departments: School of Communication & Creativity
School of Communication & Creativity > Media, Culture & Creative Industries
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