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Cambridge ESRC DTP Annual Lecture 2019 - The ‘HAVES’ and the ‘HAVE YACHTS’

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The ‘HAVES’ and the ‘HAVE YACHTS ’ Socio-Spatial Struggles in London between the ‘Merely Wealthy’ and the ‘Super-Rich’

In the decade between 2007 and 2017 London changed fundamentally. This lecture is about how the actions of the transnational über-wealthy — the ‘have yachts’ — impinged on the life-worlds of the ‘merely wealthy’, — ‘the haves.’ The lecture explores the conceptual utility of gentrification as a way of thinking about these seismic urban changes, and concludes that profound socio- spatial changes and new intensities in the financialization of housing, neighborhood tensions, and cultural dislocations are reshaping London as a plutocratic city and the lives of those who live there in historically unprecedented ways. The concept of ‘super-gentrification’, then it is argued, does not adequately frame these circumstances.

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