Urban Regeneration and Neoliberalism: The New Liverpool Home

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This book explores the concept of ‘home’ in Liverpool over phases of ‘regeneration’ following the Second World War. Using qualitative research in the oral history tradition, it explores what the author conceptualises as ‘forward- facing’ regeneration in the period up to the 1980s, and neo-liberal regeneration interventions that ‘prioritise the past’ from the 1980s to the present. The author examines how the shift towards city -centre- focused redevelopment and ‘event-led’ initiatives has implications for the way residents make sense of their conceptualisations of ‘home’, and demonstrates how the shift in regeneration focus, discourse, and practice, away from Liverpool’s neighbourhood districts and towards the city centre, has produced changes in the ways that residents identify with neighbourhoods and the city centre, with prominence being given to the latter. Employing Pierre Bourdieu’s concepts of habitus and field as mechanisms for understanding different senses of home and shifts from localised views to globalised views, this book will appeal to those with interests in urban sociology, regeneration, geography, sociology, home cultures, and cities.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Number of pages228
ISBN (Print)9780367861759
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Urban Sociology


  • home
  • Liverpool
  • urban regeneration
  • cultural events
  • housing
  • neoliberalism


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