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    Gendering the right to housing in the city: homeless female lone parents in post-Olympics, austerity East London

    Watt, Paul (2018) Gendering the right to housing in the city: homeless female lone parents in post-Olympics, austerity East London. Cities 76 , pp. 43-51. ISSN 0264-2751.

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    Abstract

    This paper assesses how gender, housing, austerity and the right to the city inter-relate with reference to female lone parents from East London, the site of the 2012 Olympic Games. In so doing, the paper draws upon qualitative research undertaken with lone parent mothers living in temporary accommodation. The women’s housing experiences are embedded within a deepening of neo-liberal welfare cutbacks and restructuring under what Peck (2012) has called ‘austerity urbanism’. Although the mother’s lives are based in East London where they have extended family and where many of them grew up, they have either been moved, or face the prospect of being moved, out of the area and even beyond the city limits into suburban South East England. Rather than basking in the much trumpeted 2012 Games regeneration ‘legacy’, these women’s right to live in East London, close to their support networks, is being eroded.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Right to the city, Homelessness, Austerity, Female lone parents, Olympic Games
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Paul Watt
    Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 13:47
    Last Modified: 12 Feb 2021 01:17
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/18656

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