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Public and private on the housing estate: small community groups, activism and local officials

Eleanor Jupp

in Rethinking the public

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9781847424167
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303275 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847424167.003.0006
Public and private on the housing estate: small community groups, activism and local officials

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This chapter presents an enthnographic study of community activism in the UK, showing how local women and officials mediated the governmental turn to ‘community’ through their work with teenagers and their families. It situates the analysis in feminist critiques of the public/private dichotomy, suggesting how the changing context produces reconfigurations of public/private, male/female, and state/citizen in the ‘contact zones’ and ‘liminal spaces’ worked by local activists.

Keywords: community activism; UK; ethnography study; public mediation; feminist critiques

Chapter.  7600 words. 

Subjects: Organizations

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