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London calling

the middle classes and the re-making of inner London


Symbolizing both commerce and culture, London has always been a magnet for the ambitions of the middle classes. However, the past three decades have witnessed a dramatic fragmentation in inner-city Londons social map. New and highly distinctive middl e-class neighbourhoods have sprung up where embattled workers seek to combat the deleterious effects of long working hours, travel, and stress on traditional family values. This book is the first to explore the powerful impact of globalization on Lon dons economy and those who are caught up in it. More and more people are responding to the negativ.