Ethnicity, class and aspiration: Understanding London's new East End

Ethnicity, class and aspiration: Understanding London's new East End

by Tim Butler, Chris Hamnett

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Overview

East London has undergone dramatic changes over the last 30 years, primarily as a result of London's large scale de-industrialisation and the rise in its financial sector. Large parts of inner East London remain deprived, but a once overwhelmingly white working class area is now home to a more complex and mobile class and ethnic mix. This topical book focuses on the aspirations of these different groups and the strategies they have pursued about where to live, driven in part by a concern to ensure a good education for their children. The book will be essential reading for students and academics in sociology, urban studies, geography and multicultural studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847426505
Publisher: Bristol University Press
Publication date: 02/16/2011
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Tim Butler is Professor of Geography at King's College London. He is the author of several books on the gentrification of London and also on the regeneration of East London as well as jointly authored book on Understanding Social Inequality. He is now embarking on a comparative study of the middle classes in London and Paris. He is currently the Vincent Wright visiting professor at Sciences Po in Paris. Chris Hamnett is Professor of Geography at King's College London. He is the author of Winners and Losers: Home Ownership in Britain (1999),Unequal City: London in the Global Arena (2003) and other books.

Tim Butler is Professor of Geography at King's College London. He is the author of several books on the gentrification of London and also on the regeneration of East London as well as jointly authored book on Understanding Social Inequality. He is now embarking on a comparative study of the middle classes in London and Paris. He is currently the Vincent Wright visiting professor at Sciences Po in Paris. Chris Hamnett is Professor of Geography at King's College London. He is the author of Winners and Losers: Home Ownership in Britain (1999),Unequal City: London in the Global Arena (2003) and other books.

Table of Contents

List of tables, figures and illustrations vi

Acknowledgements ix

About the authors xi

List of abbreviations xii

1 Introduction: the social transformation of East London 1

2 Changing economy and social structure of East London 33

3 Changing ethnic and housing market structure of East London 57

4 Moving on, moving out, moving up: aspiration and the minority ethnic suburbanisation of East London 91

5 Social reproduction: issues of aspiration and attainment 117

6 The limits to parental decision making under conditions of constrained choice 147

7 Reputation and working the system 195

8 Concusions: achieving aspiration? 229

References 245

Index 257

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