Lookup NU author(s): Professor Roger Burrows
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In the decade between 2007 and 2017 London changed fundamentally. This paper is about how the actions of the transnational über-wealthy - the ‘have yachts’ - impinged upon the life-worlds of the ‘merely wealthy’ - ‘the haves’. As we explore the conceptual utility of gentrification as a way of thinking about these seismic urban changes, we conclude that profound socio-spatial changes, and new intensities in the financialization of housing, neighborhood tensions and cultural dislocations are reshaping London as a plutocratic city and the lives of those who live there in historically unprecedented ways.
Author(s): Burrows R, Knowles C
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Cultural Politics
Online publication date: 01/03/2019
Acceptance date: 18/06/2018
ISSN (print): 1743-2197
ISSN (electronic): 1751-7435
Publisher: Duke University Press
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