‘Tales from other people’s houses’: home and dis/connection in an East London neighbourhood

Sheringham, Olivia, Ebbensgaard, Casper Laing and Blunt, Alison (2021) ‘Tales from other people’s houses’: home and dis/connection in an East London neighbourhood. Social & Cultural Geography. pp. 1-19. ISSN 1464-9365

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Abstract

This paper explores what it means to live together in the city through a focus on home and urban public space in East London. It develops a conceptual framework for understanding home as a site of dis/connection–both connected to and disconnected from–the wider estate, street, neighbourhood and city. Drawing on a series of home-city biographies with residents living on different housing estates, we explore what makes a city ‘liveable’ for its diverse residents within and across domestic and public spaces; how home-city dis/connections shape ideas and experiences of living together; and the importance of sensory, material and social contexts of home in shaping residents’ dis/connections with neighbours and the wider neighbourhood. By taking seriously the practices, experiences and imaginings of home as a site of urban dis/connection, we argue that urban scholars can gain a fuller picture of what it means to live together in the city, and understand and challenge inequalities, exclusions and prejudices that shape urban lives.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: home,belonging,conviviality,disconnection,neighbourhood,geography, planning and development,cultural studies ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3305
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2021 00:18
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2021 11:15
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/81392
DOI: 10.1080/14649365.2021.1965197

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