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London voices, London lives : tales from a working capital

Author: Peter Geoffrey Hall
Publisher: Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2007.
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"London Voices, London Lives" addresses a question of great current importance for urban policy: what kind of a place is London in the 21st century, and how does it differ significantly from other  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Geoffrey Hall
ISBN: 1861349831 9781861349835 186134984X 9781861349842
OCLC Number: 940652391
Notes: "This is a book linked by an umbilical cord to another, published five years ago 'Working capital: life and labour in contemporary London' by Nick Buck, Ian Gordon, Peter Hall, Michael Harloe and Mark Kleinman (London: Routledge, 2002)."--Preface.
"Interviews with over a hundred people in eight localities."--Page 4 of cover.
Description: xiii, 498 p. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part one: London places, London people: Voices from the London streets; Part two: London voices: New melting pot: Battersea; Pressured proletarian island: Bermondsey; Transit centre: Upton Park; Airport city: Heston; Garden suburb challenged: Eltham; Arcadia under shadow: Gants Hill; Edge suburb: Greenhithe; Part three: London lives: Making ends meet; Finding a place; Getting there; Friends and neighbours; Fearing crime, avoiding crime; Melting the pot; Part four: London futures: Changing the world; Bringing it together.
Responsibility: Peter Hall ; with photographs by Bill Knight.

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