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Neighbours and Neighbourhoods

  • Ingrid Gould Ellen
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Abstract

The concept of neighbourhood has long been a topic of popular discourse and a subject of academic interest. Despite this attention, there is little agreement on what the term ‘neighbourhood’ means. The American Heritage Dictionary (Pickett, 2000) simply defines a neighbourhood as ‘a district or an area with distinctive characteristics’.

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2008

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