One of the pioneering works of modern sociology, Family and Kinship in East London is a study of family life in the East End of London in the 1950s, based on extensive interviews and case studies, which examines the consequences of moving families from urban to suburban public housing. The book was first published in 1954, updated in 1989, and is here presented with a new foreword by Judith Stacey.
Michael Young is President of Birkbeck College, University of London, and Director of the Institute of Community Studies. Peter Willmott is a Senior Fellow at the Policy Studies Institute and Visiting Professor of Social Policy and Administration at the University of London. Judith Stacey is author of Brave New Families: Stories of Domestic Upheaval in 20th Century America.
"A wonderfully vivid, accurately observed portrait of a way of life, whose value as a historical document increases as the East End of small factories, docks and busy streets of row houses disappears, and with it the culture of the old Bethnal Green."—Dolores Hayden, author of The Grand Domestic Revolution