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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An analysis of the aspirations of different groups living in East London and the strategies they have used to improve their status.See more details below

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An analysis of the aspirations of different groups living in East London and the strategies they have used to improve their status.

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This book provides a valuable and original contribution to the existing literature by containing a wealth of new empirical material on London's changing social composition, especially in relation to education. Paul Watt, Birkbeck College, University of London

Tim Butler and Chris Hamnett have produced a compelling analysis of the importance of aspirations and education in understanding social class and ethnicity in contemporary Britain. This thought-provoking book is a 'must-read' for all those concerned to make better sense of social change in society. Diane Reay, Professor of Education, University of Cambridge

With its focus on the social geography, education and economics of London's East End this book offers a unique and invaluable account of 'the local' within a global city over a 40-year period. Stephen J Ball, Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education, Institute of Education University of London

Journal of Education Policy
“The book is thought provoking, informative and should generate some much needed debate about the complex issues it raises, amongst social scientists, educationists and hopefully policy-makers too.” 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847426512
Publisher:
Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
Publication date:
02/16/2011
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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