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Regenerating communities: Women's experiences of urban regeneration

Gosling, VK 2008, 'Regenerating communities: Women's experiences of urban regeneration' , Urban Studies, 45 (3) , pp. 607-626.

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    Abstract

    In the UK, New Labour has placed great emphasis on community-based urban regeneration as part of its strategy to combat social exclusion. However, there is little understanding of the ways in which regeneration policies impact on the lives and communities of ‘socially excluded’ women. This paper draws on qualitative research into women’s experiences of urban regeneration. It argues that, although local communities continue to play an important role for many of the women in the research, regeneration policies can increase exclusion and lead to the destruction of many of these communities—and in particular that this can have a dramatic impact on women, as they are more likely to rely on local community support networks than men.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Research
    Journal or Publication Title: Urban Studies
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 0042-0980
    Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
    Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2011 10:37
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:18
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/19142

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