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Introduction

Andrzej Olechnowicz

in Working-Class Housing in England between the Wars: The Becontree Estate

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206507
eISBN:
9780191677175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206507.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This introductory chapter discusses council housing estates, specifically the Becontree Estate of the London County Council. This estate was considered a failure for three main reasons: it was badly ... More


The Council Estate

Sam Wetherell

in Foundations: How the Built Environment Made Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691193755
eISBN:
9780691208558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193755.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter tackles the history of the council estate in Britain. A council estate is a group of homes, usually in one or many buildings, planned as a totality that was owned and leased by municipal ... More


The Private Housing Estate

Sam Wetherell

in Foundations: How the Built Environment Made Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691193755
eISBN:
9780691208558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193755.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter looks at what became of the council estate as the sizable class of people renting their homes from local councils ebbed away. It explains the relative endurance of the council estate and ... More


‘Problem’ people, ‘problem’ places? New Labour and council estates

Charlie Johnston and Gerry Mooney

in Securing an urban renaissance: Crime, community, and British urban policy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348159
eISBN:
9781447303329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348159.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter focuses on the construction and representation of council estates as problem places in Great Britain. It describes the preoccupation of the urban-renewal agenda with social-housing ... More


Building the New Jerusalem – vision and reality

Anne Power and John Houghton

in Jigsaw cities: Big places, small spaces

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346599
eISBN:
9781447302636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346599.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter looks at why Britain failed to build a New Jerusalem after the Second World War, using the blunt tools of the bulldozer and high-rise building in green fields. It also explores the ... More


Not fit for purpose: the Myatts Field North PFI horror show

Stuart Hodkinson

in Safe as houses: Private greed, political negligence and housing policy after Grenfell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526141866
eISBN:
9781526144713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526141866.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter presents evidence gathered from the comprehensive regeneration of Myatts Field North (MFN) estate in Lambeth, originally built in the mid-1970s as part of a slum clearance and area ... More


A Political History of Council Estates: Council Estates as State-Building Projects

Insa Lee Koch

in Personalizing the State: An Anthropology of Law, Politics, and Welfare in Austerity Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198807513
eISBN:
9780191845437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807513.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Chapter 1 provides a political history of council estates. Built in the inter- and post-war decades as homes for the working classes, council estates have often been seen as a central pillar of the ... More


Foundations: How the Built Environment Made Twentieth-Century Britain

Sam Wetherell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691193755
eISBN:
9780691208558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193755.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book is a history of twentieth-century Britain told through the rise, fall, and reinvention of six different types of urban space: the industrial estate, shopping precinct, council estate, ... More


Social research, community engagement and learning through partnerships: a collaborative project

Stella Maile, Grace Aciro, Bethany Addicott, Laylee Arfsarpour, Joe Fitt, Georgia Leonard, Michael Nash, and Annabelle Wilson

in Public engagement and social science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447306863
eISBN:
9781447311546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306863.003.0015
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter outlines focus group research to gather information about the health and advice needs of older people living on a council estate in Bristol, UK. It also captured memories and experiences ... More


Conclusion: The Burden of Obsolescence

Sam Wetherell

in Foundations: How the Built Environment Made Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691193755
eISBN:
9780691208558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193755.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter argues that in the late-twentieth century, Britain became a postdevelopmental state — a neoliberal political formation characterized by a constant, unresolved negotiation between old and ... More


Bob Holman, 1936-: A child care participant living through the changes

Bob Holman

in Champions for children: The lives of modern child care pioneers

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343536
eISBN:
9781447301653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343536.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Bob Holman has had a personal life and a social-work career that has coincided with the major social-welfare events in Britain in the last fifty years of the twentieth century. During World War II, ... More


Personalizing the State: An Anthropology of Law, Politics, and Welfare in Austerity Britain

Insa Lee Koch

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198807513
eISBN:
9780191845437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807513.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Liberal democracy appears in crisis. From the rise of ‘law and order’ and ever tougher forms of means-testing under ‘austerity politics’ to the outcome of Britain’s referendum on leaving the EU, ... More


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