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Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Roger BurrowsORCiD, Professor Richard Webber



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Wiley, 2016.

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This paper considers the influence of the burgeoning global ‘super-rich’ on contemporary socio-spatialisation 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 ‘spatialisation of class’ thesis further ‘up’ the class structure.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Burrows R, Webber R, Atkinson R

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Sociological Review

Year: 2016

Volume: 65

Issue: 2

Pages: 184-201

Print publication date: 26/01/2017

Online publication date: 21/09/2016

Acceptance date: 15/03/2016

Date deposited: 22/09/2016

ISSN (print): 0038-0261

ISSN (electronic): 1467-954X

Publisher: Wiley


DOI: 10.1111/1467-954X.12375


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