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Reclaiming Respectability? The Class-cultural Dynamics of Crime, Community and Governance in Inner-city Dublin

Ilan, Jonathan (2011) Reclaiming Respectability? The Class-cultural Dynamics of Crime, Community and Governance in Inner-city Dublin. Urban Studies, 48 (6). pp. 1137-1155. ISSN 0042-0980. (doi:10.1177/0042098010374511) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper critically examines developments in Irish urban governance through an ethnographic account of one community’s historical memory and contemporary structure. During an era of rapid economic growth, the Irish state has courted previously excluded communities, offering them greater ‘inclusion’ as ‘partners’ in responding to urban decay and crime. The micro-governance structures this creates, however, become sites of contest between competing community factions and class-cultural imperatives. Tensions emerge between aspirational community leaders championing the aesthetics (if not the values) of ‘respectability’ and residual residents who are presented as ‘rough’. The paper demonstrates that nuances of class-cultural identity dictate the character of partnership governance at the community level with particular implications for local regeneration and crime control agendas.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0042098010374511
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2013 10:31 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:20 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34444 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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