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Moving histories of class and community: identity, place and belonging in contemporary England

Rogaly, B. and Taylor, Becky (2009) Moving histories of class and community: identity, place and belonging in contemporary England. Identity Studies in the Social Sciences. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230219939.

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Abstract

Book synopsis: 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.

Item Type: Book
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
Depositing User: Dr Becky Taylor
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2012 16:10
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:23
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/4967

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