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Palgrave Studies in Urban Anthropology

Mixed-Occupancy Housing in London

A Living Tapestry

Authors: Rosbrook-Thompson, James, Armstrong, Gary

  • Offers an inside look at a mixed-occupancy housing estate which truly shows a vivid example of dystopia
  • One of the first works to detail the social and culture life of a UK housing estate through ethnographic research
  • Touches on key topics in academic conversation such as urban diversity and immigration
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About this book

This ethnographic study of a mixed-occupancy housing estate near the centre of London refocuses the scholarly conversation around social housing in the UK after the 1980 Housing Act. As well as 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 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 discussion of class, race, and gender in social housing through the occupants’ tales of getting by, getting along and getting out.

About the authors

James Rosbrook-Thompson is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Anglia Ruskin University, UK. He is an urban sociologist whose research interests include ‘race’ and ethnicity, citizenship and belonging, youth delinquency, and sport. 
Gary Armstrong is Reader in Sociology at Brunel University, UK. He has written extensively on surveillance, youth delinquency, football hooliganism, and sporting cultures in a range of settings including Liberia and Malta. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: A Living Tapestry?

    Rosbrook-Thompson, James (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • Setting the Scene

    Rosbrook-Thompson, James (et al.)

    Pages 25-53

  • Mixed Occupancy: Mixed Occupations?

    Rosbrook-Thompson, James (et al.)

    Pages 55-89

  • Custodians of (Dis)order: The Pusher, the Publican and the Matriarch

    Rosbrook-Thompson, James (et al.)

    Pages 91-119

  • Rubbing Along: Proximity and Understandings of Difference

    Rosbrook-Thompson, James (et al.)

    Pages 121-148

Buy this book

eBook £63.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74678-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £79.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74677-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mixed-Occupancy Housing in London
Book Subtitle
A Living Tapestry
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Urban Anthropology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74678-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74678-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74677-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 239
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