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Angus McCabe and Jenny Phillimore

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447327776

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447327776.001.0001

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Getting below the radar: micro-mapping ‘hidden’ community activity

Getting below the radar: micro-mapping ‘hidden’ community activity

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(p.27) Two Getting below the radar: micro-mapping ‘hidden’ community activity
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Community Groups in Context
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Andri Soteri-Proctor
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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447327776.003.0003

This chapter presents the concept of micro-mapping. This is a technique of identifying ‘hidden’ community groups: those that do not appear on the official lists of regulators, sector directories and have no online presence. In addition to describing the street-work involved in, and two different approaches to, micro-mapping the chapter explores the strengths and challenges of this way of working. It draws on data gathered from two very small geographical areas of England which identified 58 community groups operating in and around just 11 streets. These groups deliver diverse services and activities geared towards specific interests and target communities, are embedded into their localities and operate within a very specific socio-cultural context. The chapter also discusses how micro-mapping may be used, or misused, in the context of austerity and cuts to public and voluntary sector services.

Keywords:   community groups, research, micro mapping, diversity activities, diversity services

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