Family and Kinship in East London by Michael Young, Peter Willmott
Family and Kinship in East London by Michael Young, Peter Willmott

Family and Kinship in East London

by Michael Young, Peter Willmott

Contributions by Geoff Mulgan, Kate Gavron
(*)(*)(*)( )( )(1)
1Review0Quotations0Notes
Description
Although housing in Bethnal Green was often appalling, a complex network of relatives - families of three generations held together by the powerful mother-daughter bond at the centre - was always available to provide mutual aid and a sense of community. It was when families were rehoused in the immaculate new estates outside London, miles away from their kin, that the vital support system broke down, with disastrous effects on the quality of people's lives. This famous book, based on a major three-year research project, makes clear how planners have frequently failed to understand real human needs; it also provides a marvellous portrait of the resilience and generosity of spirit which went at least some way to compensate for the deprivations of inner-city working-class life.
Community Stats

Have it in their library

0

Are reading it right now

0

Are willing to exchange it

About this Edition

Language

English

Publication Date

Apr 26, 2007

Format

Paperback

Number of Pages

224

ISBN

0141189126

ISBN-13

9780141189123