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#HowToGetACouncilHouse – an unfair representation

Daniel, Ronda (2016) #HowToGetACouncilHouse – an unfair representation. Researching Sociology (10 May 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Social housing as we know it is on a steady decline in the UK, with house prices in London increasing by 222% (Shelter, 2016). This, as well as the privatisation of the NHS, is one of the biggest threats and worries facing people. During a time of anger, hostility and worry in austerity Britain, Channel 4’s programme ‘How To Get a Council House’ returns tonight at 9pm. In this blog, I will ask you not to watch this programme, for three reasons: it’s misrepresentation of the people residing in social housing, it’s unfair attacking of particular groups, and it’s perpetuation of myths.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/researchingsociology/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Departments > Sociology
Collections > LSE Researching Sociology Blog
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2017 11:01
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2019 00:38
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/82270

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