Family and Kinship in East London

Family and Kinship in East London - Modern Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

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 deptivations of inner-city working-class life.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141189123
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: New Edition
DEWEY: 306.85094215
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 210
Weight: 170g
Height: 212mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 14mm