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City survivors: Bringing up children in disadvantaged neighbourhoods

Anne Power

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420503
eISBN:
9781447301875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420503.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Seen through the eyes of parents, mainly mothers, this book tells the eye-opening story of what it is like to bring up children in troubled city neighbourhoods. The book provides a unique insider ... More


Meanings, politics and realities of social mix and gentrification – a view from Brussels

Mathieu Van Criekingen

in Mixed Communities: Gentrification By Stealth?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847424938
eISBN:
9781447305538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424938.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In Brussels, since the early 1990s, notions of ‘social’ and ‘functional mix’ have acted as core political values in urban policies and planning frameworks that assert the indisputable need for a ... More


Incarceration and the Economic Fortunes of Urban Neighborhoods

Jeffrey Fagan and Valerie West

in Economics and Youth Violence: Crime, Disadvantage, and Community

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789308
eISBN:
9780814760239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789308.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter turns to the response of the criminal justice system to neighborhood violence, in particular examining to what extent persistently high levels of incarceration can depress economic ... More


Introduction – city survivors

Anne Power

in City survivors: Bringing up children in disadvantaged neighbourhoods

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420503
eISBN:
9781447301875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420503.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter describes the study of how families live in troubled city neighbourhoods in the North of England and East London. It notes that this book is based on yearly visits over seven years to ... More


Upgrading Squatter Settlements into City Neighborhoods: The Favela-Bairro Program in Rio de Janeiro

Cristiane Rose Duarte and Fernanda Magalhães

in Contemporary Urbanism Brazil: Beyond Brasilia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032818
eISBN:
9780813039275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032818.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the Favela-Bairro Program, an urban intervention program launched in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1994 to upgrade squatter settlements into city neighborhoods. It evaluates the ... More


Urban ageing

Allison E. Smith

in Ageing in urban neighbourhoods: Place attachment and social exclusion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422712
eISBN:
9781447301448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422712.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter discusses the experience of ageing in urban cities. It demonstrates trends in demographic ageing and urbanisation. It examines the factors that have been discovered to foster as well as ... More


Introduction

Cindy D. Ness

in Why Girls Fight: Female Youth Violence in the Inner City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758403
eISBN:
9780814759073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758403.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book explores the social, cultural, and psychological components of female violence in inner-city neighborhoods on a collective level, as well as the responses to those structuring conditions on ... More


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