Welcome to ‘Pikettyville’? Mapping London’s alpha territories

Roger J Burrows*, Richard Webber, Rowland Atkinson

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper considers the influence of the burgeoning global ‘super-rich’ on contemporary socio-spatialization processes in London in the light of a contemporary re-reading of Pahl’s classic volume, Whose City? It explores if a turn to ‘big data’ – in the form of commercial geodemographic classifications – can offer any additional insights to a sociological approach to the study of the ‘super-rich’ that extends the ‘spatialization of class’ thesis further ‘up’ the class structure.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Sociological Review
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2017

Structured keywords

  • SPS Centre for Urban and Public Policy Research


  • London
  • super-rich
  • geodemographics
  • class
  • Piketty


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