Charlotte Adcock, Last Orders-Norwich Survey
This dissertation documents the decline of pubs over the last 30 years, discovering why pubs are closing and how we can better conserve them. It follows a Grounded Theory approach and balances the lack of academic research with a multitude of non-academic literature. Norwich was used as a case study to compare a survey of pubs undertaken in 1986 with the current situation. It was determined that pub closure was fundamentally grounded in the disassociation of certain communities from the traditional pub; with the heritage industry promoting outdated and impractical methods of conservation. This work is the first academic research paper exploring the reasons for decline and suggesting new forms of conservation.
***unfotunately, I lack details of the university and date