Mater Out of Place? Women, Mobility, Livelihood and Power

  • James Rosbrook-Thompson
  • Gary Armstrong
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Urban Anthropology book series (PSUA)


In this chapter, we examine how women on LG from different ethno-national, religious and class backgrounds developed strategies when it came to ‘getting by’, looking after children, forging and sustaining romantic relationships, and moving around the city. Though the voices of women are a prominent and integral part of other chapters in this book, the issues listed above were particularly central in the lives of LG’s female residents and would—we believe—be best considered and analysed in a separate chapter. In examining these issues, we draw on works such as McKenzie’s (Getting by: Estates, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain, 2012) study of St Ann’s estate in Nottingham, Watt’s (Urban Studies, 40(9), 1769–1789, 2003, Housing Studies, 20(3), 359–381, 2005) research into the housing and employment trajectories of council tenants in inner London and Fenster’s (A Companion to Feminist Geography, 2005) investigation into gendered dimensions of belonging and mobility in London and Jerusalem.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Rosbrook-Thompson
    • 1
  • Gary Armstrong
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Humanities and Social SciencesAnglia Ruskin UniversityCambridgeUK
  2. 2.College of Business, Arts and Social SciencesBrunel University LondonUxbridgeUK

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