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Introduction: the social transformation of East London

Tim Butler, Chris Hamnett, Sadiq Mir, and Mark Ramsden

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426512
eISBN:
9781447302223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426512.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

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 ... More


Changing economy and social structure of East London

Tim Butler, Chris Hamnett, Sadiq Mir, and Mark Ramsden

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426512
eISBN:
9781447302223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426512.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the changes in the social structure and economy of East London, England, from the 1970s to the 2000s. It outlines the changes that have taken place in London's economic role ... More


Changing ethnic and housing market structure of East London

Tim Butler, Chris Hamnett, Sadiq Mir, and Mark Ramsden

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426512
eISBN:
9781447302223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426512.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter describes the dramatic changes in the ethnic composition of London and East London, England, over the last 40 years. It explains that during this period, London change from a largely ... More


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

Tim Butler

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426512
eISBN:
9781447302223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426512.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

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 ... More


East Ending: Dissociation, De-industrialization, and David Downes 1

Dick Hobbs

in The Politics of Crime Control: Essays in Honour of David Downes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199565955
eISBN:
9780191701948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565955.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

David Downes' Delinquent Solution was publicized in 1966 and presented a rich and rewarding picture of East London in the early 1960s. It produced a platform for scholars to understand the worlds of ... More


Introduction

Daniel Renshaw

in Socialism and the Diasporic 'Other': A Comparative Study of Irish Catholic and Jewish Radical and Communal Politics in East London, 1889-1912

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941220
eISBN:
9781789629316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941220.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The introduction sets out the main arguments and themes to be examined in the book. It identifies three key areas of discussion: the attitudes of the metropolitan left towards diasporic ‘difference’, ... More


Diaspora, Migration, and Irish–Jewish Interactions in London, 1800–1889

Daniel Renshaw

in Socialism and the Diasporic 'Other': A Comparative Study of Irish Catholic and Jewish Radical and Communal Politics in East London, 1889-1912

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941220
eISBN:
9781789629316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941220.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the roots of the Jewish and Irish communities in East London from the medieval period up to the last decade of the nineteenth century, as well as the confluences and differences ... More


Socialism and the Diasporic 'Other': A Comparative Study of Irish Catholic and Jewish Radical and Communal Politics in East London, 1889-1912

Daniel Renshaw

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941220
eISBN:
9781789629316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941220.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Socialism and the Diasporic ‘Other’ simultaneously examines how left-wing politics functioned within the diasporic communities and how Irish and Jewish populations were viewed by the wider socialist ... More


East Enders: Family and community in East London

Katharine Mumford

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344960
eISBN:
9781447302179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344960.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

What impact do poor neighbourhood conditions have on family life? Why does ‘neighbourhood’ matter to low-income families? How important is community spirit to people living in deprived areas? Does ... More


Muslim culture, class and controversy in twentieth-century Britain

Ahmed Rehana

in Writing British Muslims: Religion, class and multiculturalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719087400
eISBN:
9781781708972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087400.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the presence and practices of South Asian Muslims in Britain from the early twentieth century to the 1980s, historicising the ideological narratives and counter-narratives that ... More


Social reproduction: issues of aspiration and attainment

Tim Butler, Chris Hamnett, Sadiq Mir, and Mark Ramsden

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426512
eISBN:
9781447302223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426512.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines how educational attainment in East London, England is differentiated by geography, social class, and ethnicity. It explains that London overall has a history of low educational ... More


Young people, space, facilities and activities

Anne Power, Helen Willmot, and Rosemary Davidson

in Family futures: Childhood and poverty in urban neighbourhoods

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847429728
eISBN:
9781447302315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429728.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter looks at one of the biggest challenges in low-income areas — the shortage of open space, low-cost facilities and safe, well-supervised activities for children and young people. It notes ... More


Mobilisation through Islam

Sarah Glynn

in Class, ethnicity and religion in the Bengali East End: A political history

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719095955
eISBN:
9781781707432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095955.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 8 examines the growth of Islamic identity and political organisation. It starts by discussing different approaches to Islam and the meaning of Islamism. It looks at groups linked to ... More


The limits to parental decision making under conditions of constrained choice

Tim Butler, Chris Hamnett, Sadiq Mir, and Mark Ramsden

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426512
eISBN:
9781447302223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426512.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter considers the limits to choice and the highly constrained nature of parental decision making in East London, England, during the period from the 1970s to 2000s. It describes the policy ... More


Conclusions: achieving aspiration?

Tim Butler, Chris Hamnett, Sadiq Mir, and Mark Ramsden

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426512
eISBN:
9781447302223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426512.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

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 ... More


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: Understanding London's new East End

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426512
eISBN:
9781447302223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426512.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

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 ... More


Bringing up families in poor neighbourhoods under New Labour

Anne Power and Helen Willmot

in A more equal society?: New Labour, poverty, inequality and exclusion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345783
eISBN:
9781447301394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345783.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

For five years, the lives of the 200 families in four of the most deprived areas in the country have been traced. Every year, the authors of this chapter visit the families and record their changing ... More


“A Lady Resident”

Ellen Ross

in Slum Travelers: Ladies and London Poverty, 1860-1920

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249059
eISBN:
9780520940055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249059.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter presents an article which appeared in the first edition, titled East London, of Charles Booth's Life and Labour in 1889. The chapter focuses on the narrative of a lady resident who lived ... More


‘For the Cause of Education’: A History of the Free Russian Library in Whitechapel, 1898–1917

Robert Henderson

in Russia in Britain, 1880-1940: From Melodrama to Modernism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199660865
eISBN:
9780191757761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660865.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The chapter delivers the first detailed account of the activities of the Free Russian Libraryin Whitechapel, the services it provided to the local East European community and the relations which ... More


Reputation and working the system

Tim Butler, Chris Hamnett, Sadiq Mir, and Mark Ramsden

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426512
eISBN:
9781447302223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426512.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the issue of school reputation based on interviews with parents in East London, England. It clarifies what is meant by a good school and what differentiates it from the least ... More


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