The London Dream
Migration and the Mythology of the City
by Chris McMillan
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 30 Aug 2020 | Archive Date 27 Aug 2020
John Hunt Publishing Ltd, https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com/zer0-books/
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 café 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.