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Getting By: Estates, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain Lisa  McKenzie

Getting By: Estates, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain

Lisa McKenzie

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ISBN : 9781447309956
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224 pages
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While the 1% rule, poor neighbourhoods have become the subject of public concern and media scorn, blamed for societys ills. This unique book redresses the balance. Lisa Mckenzie lived on the St Ann’s estate in Nottingham for more than 20 years. HerMoreWhile the 1% rule, poor neighbourhoods have become the subject of public concern and media scorn, blamed for societys ills. This unique book redresses the balance. Lisa Mckenzie lived on the St Ann’s estate in Nottingham for more than 20 years. Her ‘insider’ status enables us to hear the stories of its residents, often wary of outsiders. St Anns has been stigmatised as a place where gangs, guns, drugs, single mothers and those unwilling or unable to make something of their lives reside. Yet in this same community we find strong, resourceful, ambitious people who are getting by, often with humour and despite facing brutal austerity.