On this page we will build a reading list of literature related to London, about issues in similar cities, or about methodological concerns of doing research in large cities such as London. We also have a section for publications by FiLo members. Please email us your publications, links or useful citations with a short sentence about the piece if you think it might be of use for FiLo members.

FiLo Member Publications

Berrocal, E. G., 2010 ‘Building Italian-ness Through the Logic of the ‘Other in Us’ and the ‘Self in the Other’: An Anti-Nationalist Approach to the Italian Debate on a New Citizenship Law’, Bulletin of Italian Politics, 2 (1), 69-90.(Paper)

Berrocal, E. G., 2009 ‘The Post-colonialism of Ernesto De Martino: The Principle of Critical Ethnocentrism as a Failed Attempt to Reconstruct Ethnographic Authority’, History and Anthropology, 20 (2), 123-138.(Abstract)

Fumanti, M., 2010, ‘Virtuous Citizenship, Ethnicity and Encapsulation among Akan Speaking Ghanaian Methodists in London’ In special issue ‘The Moral Economy of the African Diaspora: Encapsulation, Estrangement and Citizenship’ edited by Fumanti, M. and Werbner, P., African Diaspora. Vol 2, (1-2): 13-42. (Abstract)

Fumanti M., 2010, ‘A light-hearted bunch of ladies: Irreverent Piety and Gendered Power in the London Ghanaian Diaspora’, Africa, Vol 8(2): 200-223. (Abstract)

Vathi, Z., 2010, ‘New Brits? Migration and Settlement of Albanian-Origin Immigrants in London’, Sussex centre for Migration Research, Working Paper No 57 (Available online)

Wessendorf, S., 2010, ‘Commonplace Diversity: Social Interactions in a Super-diverse Context’,MPI-MMG Working Papers, WP 10-11. Available on the MPI-MMG website.

Zeitlyn, B., 2008, ‘Challenging Language in the Diaspora’, Bangla Journal, Year 6, Iss. e 14: 126-14. Available on the AHRC, Diasporas Migration and Identities website as a working paper, No. 008.

London references or case studies

(courtesy of our members – Please note this list is by no means exhaustive and there is much more literature on London that maybe more useful to you.)

Adams, C., 1987, Across Seven Seas and Thirteen Rivers, Life Stories of Pioneer Sylheti Settlers in Britain, Eastside Books London

Alexander, C., 2000, ‘(Dis)Entangling the ‘Asian Gang’: Ethnicity, Identity, Masculinity’ in Hesse, B., ed., 2000, Un/Settled Multiculturalisms, Diasporas, Entanglement, Transruptions, Zed Books, London

Alexander, C., 2000, The Asian Gang: Ethnicity, Identity, Masculinity, Berg, Oxford

Back, L., 1994, ‘The ‘White Negro’ revisited: race and masculinities in south London’, in Cornwall and Lindisfarne, eds., 1994, Dislocating Masculinity, Comparative Ethnographies, Routledge, London

Baumann, G. 1996. Contesting Culture: Discourses of Identity in Multi-Ethnic London. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Berkeley, R., O. Khan, and M. Ambikaipaker. 2006. ‘What’s new about new immigrants in twenty-first century Briatin?’ Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Bermudez Torres, A. 2007. Colombian Migration to Europe: Gender, Political Transnationalism and Conflict. Unpublished PhD thesis in preparation. Queen Mary, University of London: London.

Bridge, G. 2002. ‘The Neighbourhood and Social Networks’, (CNR Paper 4) ESRC Centre for Neighbourhood Research.

Buonfino, A., and P. Hilder, 2006, ‘Neighbouring in contemporary Britain’, A think-piece for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation Housing and Neighbourhoods Committee, Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Cantle, T. 2001. Community Cohesion. A report of the Independent Review Team. London: Home Office.

Carlisle, F. 2006. ‘Marginalisation and ideas of community among Latin American migrants to the UK’. Gender and Development 14(2): 235-245.

Chaskin, R. J. 1997, Perspectives on Neighborhood and Community: A Review of the Literature. Social Service Review 71:521-547.

Cock, J. 2007. Colombian spaces of Transnationality in London. Upgrade document form M.Phil to PhD Department of Geography. Queen Mary University: London.

Cornwell, J. 1984, Hard-earned Lives. Accounts of Health and Illness from East London, London, New York: Tavistock Publications.

Datta, K, McIlwaine, C, Evans, Y, Herbert, J, May, J and Wills, J (2007) ‘From coping strategies to tactics: London’s low paid economy and migrant labour’, British Journal of Industrial Relations, 45 (2): 404-32.

Datta, K, McIlwaine, C, Wills, J, Evans, Y, Herbert, J and May, J (2007) ‘The new development finance or exploiting migrant labour? Remittance sending among low-paid migrant workers in London’, International Development Planning Review, 29 (1): 43-67

Delorenzi, S. Ed., 2006, ‘Going Places. Neighbourhood, Ethnicity and Social Mobility’. London: IPPR.

Dench, G., K. Gavron, and M. D. Young, 2006, The new East End: kinship, race and conflict, London: Profile Books Ltd.

Dines, N., V. Cattell, W. Gesler, and S. Curtis, 2006, Public spaces, social relations and well-being in East London, Queen Mary, University of London: The Policy Press.

Eade, J, 1989, The Politics of Community: Bangladeshis in East London, Ashgate, London

Eade, J. ,1997, Living the global city: globalization as a local process, London; New York: Routledge.

Eade, J., 2000, Placing London. From Imperial Capital to Global City, New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books.

Evans, Y, Herbert, J, Datta, D, May, J, McIlwaine, C and Wills, J .2005. Making the City Work: Low Paid Employment in London. pp 1-36.

Evans, Y, Wills, J, Datta, K, Herbert, J, McIlwaine, C, May, J, Araújo, J O, França, A C, França, A P (2007) Brazilians in London. A report for the Strangers into Citizens Campaign, pp1-18.

Evans, Y. Wills, J, Datta, K, Herbert, J, McIlwaine, C and May, J (2007) ‘‘‘Subcontracting by stealth” in London’s hotels: impacts and implications for labour organising‘. Just Labor: A Canadian Journal of Work and Society, 10, 85–97. Published online:

Farrar, M., 2008, ‘Analysing London’s ‘New East End’ – How Can Social Science Make a Difference?’, Sociological Research Online 13.

Foster, J., 1990, Villains. Crime and community in the inner city. London, New York: Routledge.

Foster, J., 1999, Docklands. Cultures in Conflict, Worlds in Collision, London: UCL Press.

Friedmann, J., 2002, ‘Place-Making as Project? Habitus and Migration in Transnational Cities’, in Hillier, J., and Rooksby, E, 2002, Habitus a Sense of Place, Ashgate, Farnham

Gardner, K., and Mand, K., 2008, Transglobal Childhoods: Diasporic Children in East London, AHRC, Diasporas, Migration and Identities Working paper, No. 009

GLA [Greater London Authority], 2005, ‘London – The World in a City: An Analysis of the 2001 Census Results’. London: Greater London Authority Data Management and Analysis Group Briefing 2005/06.

Government Office for London, 2007, Indicies of Deprivation 2007, Briefing Note

Guarnizo, L. 2006. Londres Latina: La Presencia Colombiana en la Capital Britanica. Mimeo. University of California: California.

Herbert, J., May, J., Wills, J., Datta, K., Evans, Y. and McIlwaine, C. (2008) ‘Multicultural living? Experiences of everyday racism amongst Ghanaian migrants in London’, European Urban and Regional Studies, 15: 2, 103-117

Hewitt, R., 2005, White backlash and the politics of multiculturalism, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Hudson, M., J. Phillips, and Ray, 2007, Social cohesion in diverse communities. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Hussain, D. 2007, ‘Globalisation, God and Galloway, ‘The Islamisization of Bangladeshi Communities in London’, Journal of Creative Communications, 2, 1&2

Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). 2007. The reception and integration of new migrant communities. London: IPPR; Commission for Racial Equality.

James, M. 2005. Ecuadorian identity, Community and Multi-Cultural Integration. R. Trust: London.

Keith, M. 2008, ‘Between Being and Becoming? Rights, Responsibilities and the Politics of Multiculture in the New East End’. Sociological Research Online 13.

Kintrea, K., J. Bannister, J. Pickering, M. Reid, and N. Suzuki. 2008. Young people and territoriality in British cities. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Lofland, L. H. 1989. Social LIfe in the Public Realm. A Review. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 17:453-482.

Low, S. M. 1999. Theorizing the city: the new urban anthropology reader Rutgers University Press: New Brunswick, N.J. London.

Low, S. M., 1996. ‘The Anthropology of Cities: Imagining and Theorizing the City’. Annual Review of Anthropology. 25: 383-409.

May, J, Wills, J, Datta, K, Evans, Y, Herbert, J and McIlwaine, C (2007) ‘Keeping London working: global cities, the British state and London’s migrant division of labour’, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 32 (2):151-167.

McIlwaine, 2008. Subversion or subjugation: transforming gender ideologies among Latin American migrants in London. The Leverhulme Trust. Queen Mary University of London.

McIlwaine, 2008. The postcolonial practices of international migration: Latin American migration to London. The Leverhulme Trust. Queen Mary University of London.

McIlwaine, C. 2007. Living in Latin London: How Latin American Migrants Survive in the City. Latin America Welfare Group. Carila. London, Queen Mary. University of London.

Miler, D., 2008, Paul Thompson and the Problem of Communities in London

Miller, D., 1997, ‘How Infants Grow Mothers in North London’, Theory, Culture and Society (Nov 1997) vol 14 No 4: 67-88

Miller, D., 2005, ‘Thinking a North London Street’, Paper given at Tate Modern, not published in English but published in French as ‘Une rue du nord de Londres et ses magasins : imaginaire et usages’, In Ethnologie Francais 2005 (1) special issue Négoces dans la ville Ed. Jean-Pierre Hassoun pp17-26

Miller, D., 2008, ‘London: Nowhere in Particular’, Paper given at EASA 2008

Miller, D., 2008, The comfort of things, Cambridge: Polity.

Muir, R. 2008. One London? change and cohesion in three London boroughs. An ippr report for the Government Office for London. London: Institute for Public Policy Research.

Mumford, K. 2001. Talking to families in East London. A report on the first stage of the research programme. ESRC Research Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics.

Mumford, K., and A. Power, 2003, East Enders. Family and community in East London. Bristol: Policy Press.

O’Byrne, D. 1997. “Working-class culture. Local community and global conditions,” in Living the global city: globalization as a local process. Edited by J. Eade, pp. 73-89. London; New York: Routledge.

Parker, T., 1983, The people of Providence: a housing estate and some of its inhabitants, London: Hutchinson.

Power, A., 1997, Estates on the edge : the social consequences of mass housing in Northern Europe, Basingstoke: Macmillan.

Power, A., 2007, City Survivors. Bringing up children in disadvantaged neighbourhoods, Bristol: Policy Press.

Reed, A. D. E., 2008,  ‘Blog This: surfing the metropolis and the method of London’; Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute; 14:391-406.

Robertson, D., J. Smyth, and I. McIntosh, 2008, Neighbourhood identity. People, time and place, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Román-Velázquez, P. 1999. The making of Latin London : salsa music, place, and identity. Ashgate: Brookfield, U.S.A.

Sales, R., 2009, ‘London’s Chinatown: Diaspora, Identity and Belonging’, AHRC Diasporas Migration and Identities Working paper, No. 010

Sveinsson, P. K. 2007. Bolivians in London. Challenges and achievements of a London Community. Community Studies. Runnymede Trust: West Sussex.

Vertovec, S. 2007, ‘Super-diversity and its implications’, Ethnic and Racial Studies 30:1024-1054.

Wallman, S., 1982, Living in South London, Aldershot: Gower.

Wallman, S., 1984, Eight London households, London: Tavistock.

Watson, S. 2009. “Brief Encounters of an unpredictable kind: Everyday Multiculturalism in two London street markets,” in Wise, A., and Velayutham, S., 2009, eds., Everyday Multiculturalism.

Watson, S., and Studdert, D., 2006. Markets as sites for social interaction. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Wemyss, G., 2009, The Invisible Empire, White Discourse, Tolerance and Belonging, Ashgate, Abingdon

Wood, P., and Landry, C., 2007, The intercultural city: planning for diversity advantage. London; Sterling: Earthscan.

Young, M., and P. Willmott, 1957, Family and Kinship in East London. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.


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