LONDON THE PROMISED LAND REVISITED
The Changing Face of the London Migrant Landscape in the Early 21st Century

Edited by ANNE J KERSHEN
256pp 7 ILLUS 2015 LIST PRICE: £82.99 S389

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While remaining a beacon for immigrants, the migrant face of London has changed rapidly and dramatically from one which was heavily populated by semi-skilled and unskilled post-colonial incomers, to one which now embraces the EU Accession Countries, refugees from the Middle East and Africa, oligarchs from Russia, the new wealthy from China, economic migrants from Latin America and Ireland, and still, post-colonial immigrants -- at the same time witnessing the exodus ‘home’ of incomers, or their descendants, who now see opportunities where there was none before. This book explores a range of experiences in the capital, including the presence of illness among migrants, the phenomenon of migrant ‘invisibility’, the migrant marketplace and ethnic ‘clustering’, and interaction with local and national government -- across a variety of migrant groups, both ‘new’ and ‘old’. The topics covered and questions raised have relevance for the United Kingdom as a whole.