Tyneside neighbourhoods : deprivation, social life and social behaviour in one British city / Daniel Nettle.

Nettle, Daniel, author.
Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, [2015]
1 online resource (viii, 138 pages) : illustrations.
Anthropology -- Fieldwork -- Methodology.
Economics -- Sociological aspects.
Equality -- Economic aspects.
Equality -- England -- Case studies.
Ethnology -- Fieldwork -- Methodology.
Human behavior -- Economic aspects.
Newcastle upon Tyne (England) -- Economic conditions -- Case studies.
Newcastle upon Tyne (England) -- Social conditions -- Case studies.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
"Nettle's book presents the results of five years of comparative ethnographic fieldwork in two different neighbourhoods of the same British city, Newcastle upon Tyne. The neighbourhoods are only a few kilometres apart, yet whilst one is relatively affluent, the other is amongst the most economically deprived in the UK. Tyneside Neighbourhoods uses multiple research methods to explore social relationships and social behaviour, attempting to understand whether the experience of deprivation fosters social solidarity, or undermines it. The book is distinctive in its development of novel quantitative methods for ethnography: systematic social observation, economic games, household surveys, crime statistics, and field experiments. Nettle analyses these findings in the context of the cultural, psychological and economic consequences of economic deprivation, and of the ethical difficulties of representing a deprived community. In so doing the book sheds light on one of the main issues of our time: the roles of culture and of socioeconomic factors in determining patterns of human social behaviour. Tyneside Neighbourhoods is a must read for scholars, students, individual readers, charities and government departments seeking insight into the social consequences of deprivation and inequality in the West."--Publisher's website.
1. Introduction ; Prelude ; About this book ; The city context: Newcastle upon Tyne ; Motivations for the Tyneside Neighbourhoods Project ; Competing narratives: Kropotkin versus the Mountain People
2. Study sites and methods ; The study neighbourhoods ; Development of methods: General considerations ; Description of datasets
3. Mutual aid ; Introduction ; Round one: Social interactions in the streets ; Round two: Self-reported social capital ; Round three: Dictator Games ; Close to the edge ; The return of the lost letter, and other encounters
4. Crime and punishment ; Introduction The spreading of disorder and the maintenance of antisocial behaviour ; Littering and crime reports ; The Theft Game ; An experiment with information ; The strange case of the norms effect that didn't happen
5. From cradle to grave ; Introduction ; Children's use of the streets ; Social trust through childhood ; Social trust through adulthood ; No country for old men
6. Being there ; Introduction ; Perceptual experience and context sensitivity ; An experiment with minibuses ; The social diet
7. Conclusions and reflections ; Introduction ; Summary and implications of findings ; The economic grit and the cultural pearl ; Structural change versus nudges ; The ethics of representation and the value of ethnography
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Includes bibliography (pages 125-132) and index.
Open Book Publishers, publisher.
9781783741885 (Paperback)
9781783741892 (Hardback)
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