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

Tim Butler


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 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.

Keywords: East London, de-industrialisation, financial sector, working class, education, mobile class, ethnic mix

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781847426512
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847426512.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tim Butler, author