London Dream, The - Migration and the Mythology of the City

Chris McMillan


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John Hunt Publishing
28 August 2020
ISBN: 9781789044201
360 pages

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The London Dream tells the story of a city that promises opportunity, excitement and the possibility of prosperity. It is a mythology has launched millions of migrant journeys. No one benefits more from the flow of willed and willing workers than London's employers. And still, they come. They come to a city propelled by a newly cool capitalism and hungry for workers to serve it. From actors to cleaners, academics to cafe workers, The London Dream explores the stories of Londoners chasing the dreams offered by the city and the economy within which their precarious hopes become profits.