Title

Who cares about neighbourhoods?

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

International Social Science Journal

Publication Date

3-1-2008

Volume

59

Issue

191

First Page

129

Last Page

141

Publisher

Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Abstract

In this article I reflect on the current revival of interest in community and the neighbourhood in much western academic and policy literature and explores the different ways in which the idea of the neighbourhood continues to have resonance in the contemporary world. In doing so, I examines different conceptions and dimensions of neighbourhood, as community, as context, as commodity and as a consumption niche. I also explore the future of neighbourhood in the information age and argue that aspects of technological and demographic changes may be reinforcing as well as reshaping its role in our everyday lives.

DOI

10.1111/j.1468-2451.2009.00685.x

Print ISSN

00208701

E-ISSN

14682451

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Forrest, R. (2008). Who cares about neighbourhoods? International Social Science Journal, 59(191), 129-141. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2451.2009.00685.x