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The Gentrification Reader by Loretta Lees
The Gentrification Reader by Loretta Lees
4.0 out of 5 stars good overview on topic, 25 Mar 2012
I bought this book as I was completing my dissertation on gentrification. It proved somewhat useful. The book is divided into sections on the broad theoretical themes in gentrification. There are key articles in gentrification in this book. This book focuses on the broad theoretical debates in gentrification , if you are looking for more detail there are other works by the contributors to this book. However, this is a reader, so it does exactly what sets to out to do.
Estates: An Intimate History by Lynsey Hanley
Estates: An Intimate History by Lynsey Hanley
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
For me personally, a university student who grew up in a council estate, to read a book which was both academic and personal was refreshing. Lynsey Hanley uses her own experience growing up on an estate in Birmingham to describe the social problems that exist our estates today. More importantly she reveals our views as a nation to social housing, unveiling deeper issues of class in the UK.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I found the most interesting argument in her book was her description of `walls in the head' that culturally there are barriers between the working and underclass and the middle-classes. Myself I have experience these walls, and I found her personal account very… Read more

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