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Conclusions: achieving aspiration?

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/9781847426512.003.0008
Conclusions: achieving aspiration?

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This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on social change in East London, England, from the 1970s to the 2000s. It highlights the upward and outward mobility by some groups as new groups come in, and suggests that East London represents the future of the social composition of a number of British cities and those elsewhere. The chapter also attempts to interweave the four dimensions of change (social class, ethnicity, housing, and education) into an account of urban change as neoliberalism faces its first serious social and economic crisis.

Keywords: social change; East London; England; social composition; social class; ethnicity; housing; education; urban change; neoliberalism

Chapter.  6958 words. 

Subjects: Race and Ethnicity

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