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Title: Transformatory landscapes : spaces of health, reform and education on the Lincolnshire coast
Author: Hollinshead, Sophie
ISNI:       0000 0004 6352 0003
Awarding Body: University of Nottingham
Current Institution: University of Nottingham
Date of Award: 2016
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My research examines activity on the Lincolnshire coast that might lead to an identification of this landscape as transformatory. These transformations are affected on individuals through interaction with institutional spaces concerned with health, education and reform, from which participants might engage directly with the landscape in order to benefit health and moral wellbeing. During the late 19th and 20th centuries the Lincolnshire coast saw the development of institutions that aimed to heal, restore, reform and educate. These institutions were often on the edge of towns or between the leisure resorts; marginalised they operated in different, albeit consecutive spaces, to those of the resident, worker or holiday maker. These institutional spaces provided the focus for specific social, welfare, health and educational concerns which used the landscape as a tool for personal transformation, during a period that saw increasing state involvement in health, education and welfare, as well as the growth of the Lincolnshire coast as a seaside resort. These institutions were largely used by those who were from beyond east Lincolnshire; often travelling from Midland cities to the supposedly health­giving coast they would experience these landscapes and spaces as outsiders giving a particular sense of space, as both positive and negative. The institutions studied here comprise two educational field centres, at Freiston and at Gibraltar Point, two convalescent homes, the Derbyshire Miners Convalescent Home at Skegness and the Lincolnshire Seaside Convalescent Home at Mablethorpe, and two reformatory institutions, North Sea Camp Borstal and The Lincoln Diocesan Home.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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