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    'They’ve Got Their Wine Bars, We’ve Got Our Pubs’: Housing, diversity and community in two south London neighbourhoods

    Jenson, O. and Gidley, Benjamin (2016) 'They’ve Got Their Wine Bars, We’ve Got Our Pubs’: Housing, diversity and community in two south London neighbourhoods. In: Pastore, F. and Ponzon, I. (eds.) Inter-group Relations and Migrant Integration in European Cities: Changing Neighbourhoods. IMISCOE Research Series. New York, U.S.: Springer, pp. 18-38. ISBN 9783319230962.

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    Abstract

    This chapter explores how housing policies and the nature of housing stock have conditioned residential geographies and diversity patterns in two south London neighbourhoods, Bermondsey and Camberwell. The key drivers are policy changes to social housing allocation and the post-industrial reconfiguration of urban space expressed in processes of gentrification and the redevelopment of riverside docklands into expensive housing units. These developments have challenged existing narratives of community, but they have also shifted the focus of analytical enquiry towards emerging us-them divides based on class and generation. Within the context of diversity and social cohesion, both neighbourhoods are characterized by a comparatively unproblematic day-to-day muddling along with difference, but also a generally declining level of civic engagement and neighbourhood cohesion, expressed by a sense of ‘living together apart’

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Series ISSN: 2364-4087
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Integration, diversity, neighbourhoods, Camberwell, Bermondsey
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Psychosocial Studies
    Depositing User: Dr Ben Gidley
    Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2016 10:56
    Last Modified: 26 Jul 2019 21:39
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/17716

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