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Moving on, moving out, moving up: aspiration and the minority ethnic suburbanisation 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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847426512.003.0004
Moving on, moving out, moving up: aspiration and the minority ethnic suburbanisation of East London

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This chapter examines the aspiration and suburbanisation of ethnic minority groups in East London, England. It argues that the concept of aspiration underwent something of a rediscovery in the New Labour renaissance, when Tony Blair, Peter Mandelson, and Gordon Brown found common ground in asserting that individual aspiration was not a dirty word but a key part of the New Labour project. The chapter explains that ethnic minorities consider aspiration and educational achievement as a key part of the process of upward social mobility.

Keywords: ethnic minorities; aspiration; suburbanisation; East London; England; New Labour; Tony Blair; Peter Mandelson; Gordon Brown; educational achievement

Chapter.  10458 words. 

Subjects: Race and Ethnicity

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