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London's Aylesbury Estate
  • Bandtyp: Inbunden
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 20200919
  • Antal sidor: 310
  • Upplaga: 1st ed. 2020, 
    Vikt i gram: 580
  • ISBN10:3030514765
  • ISBN13:9783030514761

London's Aylesbury Estate

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Beskrivning:

This book looks beyond the Aylesbury’s public face by examining its rise and fall from the perspective of those who knew it, based largely on the oral testimony and memoir of residents and former residents, youth and community workers, borough Councillors, officials, police officers and architects. What emerges is not a simple story of definitive failures, but one of texture and complexity, struggle and accord, family and friends, and of rapidly changing circumstances. The study spans the years 1967 to 2010 – from the estate’s ambitious inception until the first of its blocks were pulled down. It is a period rarely dealt with by historians of council housing, who have typically confined themselves to the years before or after the 1979 watershed. As such, it demonstrates how shifts in housing policy, and broader political, economic and social developments, came to bear on a working-class community – for good and, more especially, for ill.

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