Family and community in East London
- Katharine Mumford, Anne Power
- Paperback, 328 pages, 240 x 172 mm
- 14 May 2003
- CASE Studies on Poverty, Place and Policy
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"... should be read by those involved in local government policy and practice, in particular by those dealing with housing policy, housing allocation and urban regeneration... excellent."
Runnymede's quarterly bulletin "... a useful resource for students and others wishing a comprehensive overview of the issues facing communities and the many aspects of family life that are influenced by neighbourhood environments and interactions."
"... provides a fascinating insight into how families survive in the East End of London."
"... a rare portrait of family management and coping strategies in troubled neighbourhoods."
Professor William Julius Wilson, Director, Joblessness and Urban Poverty Research Programme, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
"A worthy addition to the rich tradition of East End sociological studies."
Professor Sir Peter Hall, Bartlett School of Planning, UCL and Director of the Institute of Community Studies
About This Book
This moving book about the lives of families in London's East End gives important new insights into neighbourhood relations (including race relations), through the eyes of the local community. What hope is there of change? Using an up-to-date account of life in East London, the authors illustrate how cities faced with neighbourhoods in decline are changing. East Enders: · gives a bird's eye view of neighbourhood problems and assets; · provides policy recommendations based on real life experiences; · tackles topical issues such as race relations, mothers and work, urban revival and social disorder through the eyes of families; · is authored by leading experts in community studies. Undergraduate and postgraduate students in social policy, sociology, anthropology, urban studies, child development, geography, housing and public administration should all read this book. Policy makers in national and local government, practitioners and community workers in towns and cities and general readers interested in the life and history of urban neighbourhoods will also find this book an invaluable source of information.
Author BiographyKatharine Mumford, until recently, was a Research Officer at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Anne Power is Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She was awarded a CBE in June 2000 for services to regeneration and resident participation.
Getting the inside view
Investigating neighbourhood life
Part 1: Community and race relations
Race and community relations in changing multi-ethnic neighbourhoods
Part 2: Mothers in work or at home?
Families and work: mothers in paid work
Families and work: mothers at home
Part 3: Neighbouring conditions - the threat of breakdown
Managing neighbourhood conditions and services
Parks and open spaces
Disorder in the neighbourhoods: families' experiences of crime, gangs, neighbour problems
vandalism, graffiti, drugs and 'rough' behaviour
Part 4: How change affects families
Changing places: the families and their neighbourhoods
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