Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2012

272 Pages | 28 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719079511

Bookseller Code (06)


Working-class suburb

Social change on an English council estate, 1930-2010

Mark Clapson

Published by Manchester University Press

  • An original study seeking to challenge the negativity associated with council estates
  • The book is a synthesis of social and urban history in an area of England relatively neglected by historians, the South East
  • Unlike many earlier histories of council housing, the book covers all of the estate's history, not only the interwar or postwar years
  • Covers housing and politics; war and the English suburb; social change and issues of community and association; the uses of leisure; environmental and housing campaigns
  • It will be of interest not only to historians but to anyone interested in housing, housing policy, and key issues in urban studies