White working-class neighbourhoods: Common themes and policy suggestions

Dr Steve Garner
28th Nov 2011

What does it mean to be white and working class in modern Britain?

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation's studies of traditionally white estates in Bradford, London, Coventry and Birmingham are part of a growing body of research into 'white identities'.

This summary:

  • identifies common findings from JRF research on traditionally white estates, in the context of other similar work;
  • suggests how issues of white identity can be better understood and makes recommendations for policy and practice.


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