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The Resource Moving histories of class and community : Identity, place and belonging in contemporary England, Ben Rogaly, Becky Taylor, (electronic book ;)

Moving histories of class and community : Identity, place and belonging in contemporary England, Ben Rogaly, Becky Taylor, (electronic book ;)

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Moving histories of class and community : Identity, place and belonging in contemporary England
Title
Moving histories of class and community
Title remainder
Identity, place and belonging in contemporary England
Statement of responsibility
Ben Rogaly, Becky Taylor
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Language
eng
Summary
  • A major new study of white working class Britain since 1930, that shows how meanings of poverty have changed over time and how individuals reject categorization by the state. This book challenges accepted wisdom on the white working class, providing new understandings of community, place and class, arguing for the importance of migration.
  • 'I will certainly be adding the book to reading lists' - Sue Child, Times Higher Education 'a thought-provoking, well-written and at times 'moving' analysis of living in contemporary social housing' - Journal of Social Policy 'If you are trying to understand how class is enacted in contemporary provincial England, then this rich and challenging text should be a starting point' - Political Geography 'a fascinating and important study.' - Robert J. C. Young, Julius Silver Professor of English and Comparative Literature, New York University, USA 'a unique and important contribution to the recently revitalised area of class analysis.' - Professor Beverley Skeggs, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK 'approaches the emotionality and significance of the residents' own 'moving' stories with great insight and sensitivity.' - Professor Alistair Thomson, Monash University, Australia 'This book is a vital addition to the burgeoning New Working Class Studies movement.' - Don Mitchell, Distinguished Professor of Geography, Syracuse University, USA 'a fine-grained ehnographic account of three housing estates in Norwich...Class continues to count.' - Sociology
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UK-WkNB
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Rogaly, Ben
Dewey number
305.50942
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Taylor, Becky
  • Palgrave Connect (Online service)
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  • Social classes
  • Communities
  • Poverty
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Group identity
  • Social classes
  • Communities
  • Poverty
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Group identity
Summary expansion
White working class areas are often seen as entrenched and immobile, threatened by the arrival of 'outsiders'. This major new study of class and place since 1930 challenges accepted wisdom, demonstrating how emigration as well as shorter distance moves out of such areas can be as suffused with emotion as moving into them. Both influence people's sense of belonging to the place they live in. Using oral histories from residents of three social housing estates in Norwich, England, the book also tells stories of the appropriation of and resistance to state discoruses of community; and of ambivalent, complex and shifting class relations and identities. Material poverty has been a constant in the area, but not for all residents, and being classed as 'poor' is an identity that some actively resist. This paperback edition includes a Preface by Lynsey Hanley, author of Estates: An Intimate History, and a new Conclusion by the authors
Target audience
specialized
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Moving histories of class and community : Identity, place and belonging in contemporary England, Ben Rogaly, Becky Taylor, (electronic book ;)
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Contents
Acknowledgements Lists of Figures, Maps and Photographs Abbreviations Foreword to paperbak edition by Lynsey Hanley Introduction: Moving Histories Place Interlude: Tom Crowther (1929-2006) Poverty State Class Interlude: Flo Smith Moves Conclusion Bibliography
Control code
9780230319196
Extent
264 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230319196
Other physical details
4 b&w, 2 figures, ill., 2 maps, 8.
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unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
Moving histories of class and community : Identity, place and belonging in contemporary England, Ben Rogaly, Becky Taylor, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Contents
Acknowledgements Lists of Figures, Maps and Photographs Abbreviations Foreword to paperbak edition by Lynsey Hanley Introduction: Moving Histories Place Interlude: Tom Crowther (1929-2006) Poverty State Class Interlude: Flo Smith Moves Conclusion Bibliography
Control code
9780230319196
Extent
264 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230319196
Other physical details
4 b&w, 2 figures, ill., 2 maps, 8.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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