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Studies in Segregation and Desegregation




ISBN 9781315190112
Published June 13, 2019 by Routledge
318 Pages

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Book Description

This title was first published in 2002: Over the past fifty years, numerous geographical concepts and methodologies have been developed to study urban segregation. This volume brings together an international team of scholars, practitioners and policy makers to examine the latest of these. The first section of this fascinating book sees contributors proposing innovative ideas and new conceptual models for the study of segregation in cities that undergo globalization. They assess the idea that segregation should be studied for individuals in respect to different spatial resolutions, including the study of the formation of inter-ethnic spatial networks. This is followed by an examination of questions concerning the associations among segregation, poverty and policies. The final section highlights patterns of segregation in four countries: South Africa, China, Canada and the Ruhr area, each of them representing different multicultural and transformational aspects. They also emphasize the socio-historical context in which patterns of segregation and desegregation appeared.

Table of Contents

Contents: Agency and Segregation: Measuring individual segregation in space - a formal approach and case study, Itzhak Benenson and Itzhak Omer; Segregation in everyday life spaces: a conceptual model, Izhak Schnell; Migration, places and intercultural relations in cities, Jean-Bernard Racine; Interculturality: a preferential path in the search for a new urban social equilibrium?, Marina Marengo. Segregation and State Policies: Ethnic segregation and the welfare state, Tineke Domburg-De Rooij and Sako Musterd; Urban poverty in Germany, Andreas Farwick, Britta Klagge and Wolfgang Taubmann; Segregation and urban policies in The Netherlands, Wim Ostendorf. Comparative Perspective: National identity in a transforming Quebec society: socio-economic and spatial segregation in Montreal, Charles Small; Segregation in the Ruhr, Ludger Basten and Lienhard Lötscher; New perspective on urban segregation and desegregation in post-resolution South Africa, André Horn; Beijing’s socio-spatial structure in transition, Gu Chaolin and Christian Kesteloot.

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