Introduction: the social transformation of East London

Tim Butler, Chris Hamnett, Sadiq Mir and Mark Ramsden

in Ethnicity, class and aspiration

Published by Policy Press

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9781847426512
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302223 | DOI:
Introduction: the social transformation of East London

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This chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about social change in East London, England, from the 1970s to the 2000s. This book examines the effects that class, ethnicity, and aspiration have had on spatial and social mobility in this area, which was, until relatively recently, a bastion of the white working class. It provides a historical background of East London's development in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and discusses the four crucial dimensions of change: social class, ethnicity, housing, and education.

Keywords: social change; East London; England; social class; ethnicity; aspiration; social mobility; education

Chapter.  11582 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Race and Ethnicity

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