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Panikos Panayi

in Migrant City: A New History of London

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300210972
eISBN:
9780300252149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300210972.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on migrant labourers. Here, millions of humble Londoners from Europe and other parts of the world have formed the backbone, skeleton, and flesh and blood of the city's life. It ... More


A City of Hawkers, Shopkeepers and Businessmen

Panikos Panayi

in Migrant City: A New History of London

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300210972
eISBN:
9780300252149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300210972.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter takes a look at the growth of migrant enterprises in London. In the same way that migrants have worked in all sectors of the London economy as paid employees, whether in factories, buses ... More


Sustaining a global city at work: resilient geographies of a migrant division of labour

Cathy McIlwaine and Kavita Datta

in Sustainable London?: The future of a global city

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447310594
eISBN:
9781447310624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310594.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter examines the roles of migrant workers in London's labour market and in sustaining its wealth and economic status. It highlights the changing nature of London's labour market and ... More


Migrants and the Global City

Panikos Panayi

in Migrant City: A New History of London

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300210972
eISBN:
9780300252149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300210972.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter considers three unique aspects in London's migratory history through a series of other interlinked features: demography, globality, employability, social mobility, and a revisiting of ... More


Sustainable governance and planning in London

Emma Street

in Sustainable London?: The future of a global city

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447310594
eISBN:
9781447310624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310594.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter argues that the political and policy discourse shaping urban planning and governance is characterised by a neoliberal conception of sustainable development. It highlights the parallels ... More


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