Voices of Bristol (Paperback)
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Voices of Bristol (Paperback)

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Paperback 103 Pages / Published: 01/04/2019
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This book is about Bristol's changing face. Written by an author who grew up in the heart of Bristol's ghetto, Palmer sheds light on the supposed 'renovation' that Bristol's poorer quarters have been undergoing. Growing up in Easton's neighbouring Whitehall, he would get into fights, be beaten up, be robbed at the end of a gun barrel, and experience the rough and ready upbringing that youths in these areas face the country over. After returning from university, however, he began to hear that Easton and similarly poor areas like St Pauls and Bedminster were 'up and coming'. To get to the bottom of this claim, Palmer interviews countless people and draws on much research to reveal the shocking reality that faces the type of people he grew up with: rent hikes, snobbery, institutional racism, homelessness, and removal from the communities they once loved.

Publisher: Arkbound
ISBN: 9781912092901
Number of pages: 103
Dimensions: 203 x 127 mm


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His is a reasoned and elegant 'voice from the street'... If you care about cities and want to understand why they have become far too expensive, and if you want to do something about it, then this is the book for you." Dr Tom Slater A superb foray into gentrification in Bristol, rich with instances, class-based situations, and evidence of the gentrifiers mindset.

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“An insightful exploration of gentrification”

Thought-provoking and insightful, Voices of Bristol explores the complex issue of gentrification in Bristol. Combining his first-hand experience with various other perspectives, Henry Palmer has conducted thorough... More

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“Social issues created by the process of gentrification”

Voices of Bristol by Henry Palmer explores the social problems created by the particularly intense gentrification found in the city of Bristol. Surging property prices, ethnic clashes, racism, and discrimination are... More

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“Voices of Bristol: the next MUST-READ!”

Voices of Bristol is a raw, authentic look into the underbelly of Bristol. Palmer, born and bred in the city, laments the ever-changing nature of Bristol’s landscape and communities. Using local stories and voices,... More

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