'I probably would never move, but ideally like I’d love to move this week': class and residential experience, beyond elective belonging

JEFFERY, Bob (2018). 'I probably would never move, but ideally like I’d love to move this week': class and residential experience, beyond elective belonging. Sociology, 52 (2), 245-261.

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    Abstract

    This article critically engages with Savage et al.'s conceptualisation of 'elective belonging'. Drawing on research in a case-study site in central Salford, it argues that historical processes of deindustrialisation, slum clearance and social housing residualisation have been compounded by the subsequent strategies of gentrification and impact upon the forms of 'belonging' that can be constructed by marginal working-class populations. Correcting for the predominance of research on belonging from the perspective of middle-class incomers, findings are organised around the themes ‘the local/incomer distinction’, 'perceptions of and orientations to the neighbourhood', 'the power of economic capital', 'social others and social distance', and 'tectonic communities'. It is argued that the privileging of attracting inward investment into such locales necessarily entails that the elective belonging of the privileged is secured at the expense of the prescribed belonging of the marginal. Keywords : Belonging, Gentrification, Social Class, Social Distance, Tectonic Communities

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sociology, Politics and Policy Research Group
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/0038038516668124
    Page Range: 245-261
    Depositing User: Robert Jeffery
    Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2016 15:09
    Last Modified: 15 Jan 2019 11:45
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13143

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