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Community spirit

Katharine Mumford and Anne Power

in East Enders

Published by Policy Press

Published in print May 2003 | ISBN: 9781861344960
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302179 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861344960.003.0003
Community spirit

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This chapter looks at the community spirit of these two neighbourhoods. It identifies why the people living in these areas think community spirit matters, what signs they see of it, and whether they feel a part of it. It shows that more than half of the families saw themselves as a part of their community, and 62 of them saw signs of it existing even if they were not directly involved. This suggests that local community organisations contribute to local well-being and to local attempts at improving conditions in ways that are not normally acknowledged from outside.

Keywords: community spirit; local community organisations; conditions

Chapter.  9426 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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