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East Enders: family and community in east London

Katharine Mumford and Anne Power
Policy Press (April 2003)

What impact do poor neighbourhood conditions have on family life? Why does 'neighbourhood' matter to low-income families? How important is community spirit to people living in deprived areas? How do race relations work in fast changing communities? Does regeneration funding help?

This moving book about the lives of families in London's east end gives important new insights into neighbourhood relations (including race relations), through the eyes of the local community. What hope is there of change? Using an up-to-date account of life in east London, the authors illustrate how cities faced with neighbourhoods in decline are changing.

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