East Enders

Family and community in East London

Katharine Mumford and Anne Power

East Enders

Katharine Mumford and Anne Power

Distributed for Bristol University Press

328 pages
Paper $40.95 ISBN: 9781861344977 Published May 2003 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9781861344960 Published May 2003 For sale in North and South America only
What impact do poor neighbourhood conditions have on family life? Why does ’neighbourhood’ matter to low income families? How important is community spirit to people living in deprived areas? Does major regeneration funding improve social conditions?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. ·[vbTab]·[vbTab]·[vbTab]·[vbTab]·[vbTab]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.CASE Studies on Poverty, Place and Policy seriesSeries Editor: John Hills, Director of CASE at the London School of Economics and Political Science.Drawing on the findings of the ESRC Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion’s extensive research programme into communities, poverty and family life in Britain, this fascinating series:Provides a rich and detailed analysis of anti-poverty policy in action.Focuses on the individual and social factors that promote regeneration, recovery and renewal.For other titles in this series, please follow the series link from the main catalogue page.
Getting the inside view
Investigating neighbourhood life

Part 1: Community and race relations
Community spirit
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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