Getting by: Estates, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain

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"Who am I to pass comment on this book? But that's the trick they play on you isn't it. We are all used, processed, slashed, but the under class, the worker, well they are thoroughly abused."---Jason Williamson, Sleaford Mods. "A heart-wrenching, eminently readable, powerful book. This is class analysis at its most visceral and sensitive, uncovering incredibly resourceful survival strategies for staying human in conditions of incredible inhumanity."---Bev Skeggs, Goldsmiths, University of London. "Getting By is a moving portrait of stigma and inequality which illuminates how the people of St Ann's navigate through the architecture, institutions and prestige systems of estate life, and shows, powerfully, why we must put value at the centre of class analysis."---Dr Tracey Jensen, University of East London. "The stories within this book lay bare what it means to be regarded as inferior and an outcast in your own society. This is a resolutely impressive book written with authenticity and passion."---Mary O'Hara, journalist and author of Austerity Bites. "A very fine ethnography of life in austerity Britain, charting the resilience and creativity of the community it describes, as well as their injuries and mistreatment by others."---John Holmwood, Professor of Sociology, University of Nottingham. "As a child of St Ann's and son of Jamaican immigrants, this is one of the most powerful celebrations of working-class and multi-cultural Britain I have ever read. I challenge you to read this book and not be ignited by a range of emotions such as sadness, anger, pleasure and joy. Read and enjoy. I did."---Donald Mclean, Vice-Principal, Longley Park Sixth Form College. "A vivid, passionate account of class, gender and race in a stigmatised and poor working-class community, and a powerful defence of its people. Essential reading for 21st century Britain." ---Andrew Sayer, Professor of Social Theory and Political Economy, Lancaster University and author of Why we can't afford the rich. "Getting By is an essential antidote to media and governmental depictions of poverty in the UK today. McKenzie transports the reader into realities, rather than the stigmatised hype, of council estate life. This accessible and moving account of how people 'get by' in conditions of heightened poverty and inequality draws throughout on the powerful voices of working class people themselves."---Imogen Tyler, Lancaster University & author of Revolting Subjects: Social Abjection and Resistance in Neoliberal Britain.

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a very fine ethnography of life in austerity Britain, charting the resilience and creativity of the community it describes, as well as their injuries and mistreatment by others." John Holmwood, Professor of Sociology, University of Nottingham "A vivid, passionate account of class, gender and race in a stigmatised and poor working class community, and a powerful defence of its people. Essential reading for 21st century Britain." Andrew Sayer, Professor of Sociology, Lancaster University

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Verlag: Policy Press Jan 2015 (2015)
ISBN 10: 1447309952 ISBN 13: 9781447309956
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Buchbeschreibung Policy Press Jan 2015, 2015. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 216x142x11 mm. Neuware - St Anne's in Nottingham is notorious as the place where the city's gangs, guns, drugs and dysfunctional families reside. In this sense it is typical of many such estates around Britain, which have become the object of public concern and media scorn. This book, written by a long-term resident, weaves past and present in a rare insight into life on a council estate, offering an important account of contemporary Britain, the complexities of living in poor neighbourhoods and calling for understanding and social justice. 224 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781447309956

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