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dc.contributor.authorClark, John Finlay Mcdiarmid
dc.identifier.citationClark , J F M 2007 , ' 'The incineration of refuse is beautiful' : Torquay and the introduction of municipal refuse destructors ' , Urban History , vol. 34 , no. 2 , pp. 255-277 .
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dc.description.abstractIn the last decade of the nineteenth century, the English seaside and health resort of Torquay abandoned its old practice of municipal waste tipping and invested in a destructor, or incinerator. Technical, legal and financial considerations lay behind this decision. The ensuing protests against the operation of the destructor highlight the tensions between nascent technocrats and the affected residents. At a time when pollution was most often displaced or dispersed, topography conspired against the residents of Torquay, and challenged the accepted spatial and social relationships of waste.
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dc.rights(c)2007 Cambridge University Pressen
dc.subjectHN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reformen
dc.title'The incineration of refuse is beautiful' : Torquay and the introduction of municipal refuse destructorsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Historyen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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