Introduction: A Living Tapestry?

  • James Rosbrook-Thompson
  • Gary Armstrong
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Urban Anthropology book series (PSUA)


In the book’s opening chapter, we discuss the introduction of the Conservative Party’s flagship ‘Right to Buy’ policy of 1980 and the implications it would have for social housing in the UK and, more specifically, estates like Lashall Green (LG), the focus of this book. We also describe the physical geography of the estate and its environs, before surveying key areas of the sociological and anthropological literature with which we engage extensively in subsequent chapters.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Rosbrook-Thompson
    • 1
  • Gary Armstrong
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Humanities and Social SciencesAnglia Ruskin UniversityCambridgeUK
  2. 2.College of Business, Arts and Social SciencesBrunel University LondonUxbridgeUK

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