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Journal Article (Refereed)
January 2013

The Hive in The Cliff: A Case Study in Intergenerational Relations and Culturally Led Regeneration

Fairhurst, E & Slee, S M 2013, 'The Hive in The Cliff: A Case Study in Intergenerational Relations and Culturally Led Regeneration', Journal of Intergenerational Relationships.

Abstract

This paper reports upon a current programme, the Hive in the Cliff, which aims to initiate social and economic renewal in Broughton, Salford through a culturally led regeneration and conservation programme.   Whilst the overall project attends to the role of cultural activities in regeneration, this paper specifically addresses how such a concern embraces relations between generations. The project’s explicit focus was not to encourage intergenerational relations nor to evaluate intergenerational practice. Intergenerational realtions outlined here were rather an unintended consequence of the programme. It is shown how, and in what ways, knowledge, such as local history of people and places, is made knowable and preserved through cultural practices involving different generations. The paper concludes by noting the problematics of equating the category of generation with chronological age and suggests that a focus on identities located in place is a more fruitful way forward for examining intergenerational relations and culturally led regeneration.

Publication Details

Journal Name
Journal of Intergenerational Relationships