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Cities, Diversity and Ethnicity
Politics, Governance and Participation

ISBN 9781138924871
Published September 25, 2015 by Routledge
210 Pages

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Book Description

This volume brings together a variety of studies on the question of cities, ethnicity and diversity. Contributions cover various facets of life in contemporary cities, ranging from the role which street markets play in diverse neighbourhoods, to everyday multiculture in a specific street, the role of community and hometown associations among migrant communities, expressions of ethnicity in urban neighbourhoods, and the changing dynamics of integration and community cohesion. This book will be of interest to those who are concerned with developing a better understanding of how urban communities are being transformed by the development of new patterns of migration and ethnic mobilisation. With contributions from a wide range of scholarly and national backgrounds, each chapter helps to provide an overview both of current trends and of historical patterns and processes. Collectively they provide important insights into the shifting patterns of community and identity in increasingly diverse communities and neighbourhoods. This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction Martin Bulmer and John Solomos

1. Urban markets and diversity: towards a research agenda Daniel Hiebert, Jan Rath and Steven Vertovec

2. Super-diverse street: a ‘trans-ethnography’ across migrant localities Suzanne M. Hall

3. The perception of ethnic diversity and anti-immigrant sentiments: a multilevel analysis of local communities in Belgium Marc Hooghe and Thomas de Vroome

4. Policy actors’ narrative constructions of migrants’ integration in Malmö and Bologna Sarah Scuzzarello

5. Social change and community cohesion: an ethnographic study of two Melbourne suburbs Val Colic-Peisker and Shanthi Robertson

6. Narratives of ethnic identity among practitioners in community settings in the northeast of England Judith Parks and Kye Askins

7. Little of Italy? Assumed ethnicity in a New York City neighbourhood Elisabeth Becker

8. Levelling the playing field: patterns of ethnic philanthropy among Los Angeles’ middle- and upper-class Latino entrepreneurs Jody Agius Vallejo

9. The bi-national road to immigrant rights mobilization: states, social movements and Chicago’s Mexican hometown associations Rebecca Vonderlack-Navarro and William Sites

10. Back to the Future: revisiting the contact hypothesis at Turkish and mixed non-profit organizations in Amsterdam Wahideh Achbari

11. The early history of migration and settlement of Yemenis in Cardiff, 1939-1970: religion and ethnicity as social capital Jody Mellor and Sophie Gilliat-Ray

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Martin Bulmer is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. He is the author and editor of many books.

John Solomos is Professor of Sociology and Head of Department at the University of Warwick, UK. His most recent publications are Race, Multiculture and Social Policy (with Alice Bloch and Sarah Neal) and Theories of Race and Ethnic Relations: Contemporary Debates and Perspectives (with Karim Murji).