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Mixed-Occupancy Housing in London

A Living Tapestry

  • James Rosbrook-Thompson
  • Gary Armstrong

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Urban Anthropology book series (PSUA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. James Rosbrook-Thompson, Gary Armstrong
    Pages 1-24
  3. James Rosbrook-Thompson, Gary Armstrong
    Pages 25-53
  4. James Rosbrook-Thompson, Gary Armstrong
    Pages 55-89
  5. James Rosbrook-Thompson, Gary Armstrong
    Pages 91-119
  6. James Rosbrook-Thompson, Gary Armstrong
    Pages 121-148
  7. James Rosbrook-Thompson, Gary Armstrong
    Pages 149-181
  8. James Rosbrook-Thompson, Gary Armstrong
    Pages 183-206
  9. James Rosbrook-Thompson, Gary Armstrong
    Pages 207-218
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 219-239

About this book

Introduction

This book recounts an ethnographic study of a mixed-occupancy housing estate near the centre of London, refocusing the scholarly conversation around social housing in the U.K. after the 1980 Housing Act. Rather than examining the long-term consequences of ‘Right to Buy,’ such as shortages in local authority stock and neighbourhood gentrification, James Rosbrook-Thompson and Gary Armstrong instead investigate the changes wrought on the social fabric of the individual estate. Drawing on four years of ethnographic fieldwork, the authors explore the estate’s social mix and, more specifically, the consequences of owner-occupiers, council tenants and private renters sharing a cramped inner-city neighbourhood. Mixed-Occupancy Housing in London: A Living Tapestry humanizes the academic conversations around class, race, and gender in social housing through the occupants’ tales of getting by, getting along and getting out. 

Keywords

Housing estates Ethnic studies Council tenants Gentrification Urban anthropology

Authors and affiliations

  • James Rosbrook-Thompson
    • 1
  • Gary Armstrong
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Humanities and Social SciencesAnglia Ruskin UniversityCambridgeUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.College of Business, Arts and Social SciencesBrunel University LondonUxbridge, MiddlesexUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74678-4
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-74677-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-74678-4
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