Family and Kinship in East London

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University of California Press, 1992 - Family & Relationships - 210 pages
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One of the pioneering works of modern sociology, Family and Kinship in East London is a study of family life in the East End of London in the 1950s, based on extensive interviews and case studies, which examines the consequences of moving families from urban to suburban public housing. The book was first published in 1954, updated in 1989, and is here presented with a new foreword by Judith Stacey.
  

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User Review  - Glen - Goodreads

Set in the 50's ... Interesting social insights relating to a time past ... Read full review

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Was bought this as a gift in our work Secret Santa. What a thoughtful present, especially considering I got a stress ball in the form of a pair of boobs last year. Read full review

Contents

New Introduction
xiii
Introduction
11
Husbands and Wives Past and Present
17
Where People Live
31
Mothers and Daughters
44
Husbands and Mothers
62
The Kinship Network
76
The Family in the Economy
89
Kinship and Community
104
From Bethnal Green to Greenleigh
121
The Family at Greenleigh
131
Keeping Themselves to Themselves
147
Movement Between Classes
170
Planning and Family Life
186
List of References
201
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About the author (1992)

Michael Young is President of Birkbeck College, University of London, and Director of the Institute of Community Studies. Peter Willmott is a Senior Fellow at the Policy Studies Institute and Visiting Professor of Social Policy and Administration at the University of London. Judith Stacey is author of Brave New Families: Stories of Domestic Upheaval in 20th Century America.

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