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East EndersFamily and community in East London$
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Katharine Mumford

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9781861344960

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861344960.001.0001

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Community spirit

Community spirit

Chapter:
Three Community spirit
Source:
East Enders
Author(s):

Katharine Mumford

Anne Power

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861344960.003.0003

This chapter looks at the community spirit of these two neighbourhoods. It identifies why the people living in these areas think community spirit matters, what signs they see of it, and whether they feel a part of it. It shows that more than half of the families saw themselves as a part of their community, and 62 of them saw signs of it existing even if they were not directly involved. This suggests that local community organisations contribute to local well-being and to local attempts at improving conditions in ways that are not normally acknowledged from outside.

Keywords:   community spirit, local community organisations, conditions

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