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Appears in Collections:Faculty of Social Sciences Research Reports
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Neighbourhood identity
Author(s): Robertson, Douglas
Smyth, James
McIntosh, Ian
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Citation: Robertson D, Smyth J & McIntosh I (2008) Neighbourhood identity. Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
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Issue Date: Mar-2008
Publisher: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Abstract: From Executive Summary: This study explores the ways in which neighbourhood identity is formed over time and place, and considers the implications this may have for policies that seek to improve and enhance neighbourhoods and communities. Part of the motivation for the study was to explore why ‘regeneration policies’ often fail in their objectives and why the reputations of housing estates – ‘good’ and ‘bad’ – display a remarkable longevity and resilience to change. Hence the interest focused on how such reputations are established and understood by those within and outside of particular places, and what implications this has for the identities of neighbourhoods and the individuals who live in them. In so doing, the study concentrated on three neighbourhoods in the City of Stirling in central Scotland, namely, Raploch, Riverside and Randolph Road. Each was chosen for its distinct socio-economic profile and differing relative identity. To this end, the study also explored what it meant to individuals to ‘come fae’ (come from) each of these areas as a way of understanding issues of ‘belonging’ and ‘attachment’ to particular places.
Type: Research Report
Rights: Publisher statement: "All rights reserved. Reproduction of this report by photocopying or electronic means for non-commercial purposes is permitted. Otherwise, no part of this report may be reproduced, adapted, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, or otherwise without the prior written permission of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation".
Affiliation: Applied Social Science
Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology

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