'Pavements grey of the imprisoning city': the articulation of a pro-rural and anti-urban ideology in the youth hostels association in the 1930s
AbstractThe YHA was a self-professed non-political organisation that promoted the provision of cheap accommodation for walkers and cyclists. Despite this non-political stance, the literature of the YHA in the 1930s reveals a consistent pro-rural and anti-urban ideology. This article examines the articulation of this ideology and locates it both within a longer tradition of such sentiments in England and also within the social and cultural concerns of the decade.
CitationCunningham, M. (2016) ''Pavements Grey of the Imprisoning City': The Articulation of a Pro-Rural and Anti-Urban Ideology in the Youth Hostels Association in the 1930s', Literature & History, 25(1), pp. 56–75. doi: 10.1177/0306197316634904
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
JournalLiterature & History