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Understanding processes of ethnic concentration and dispersal : South Asian residential preferences in Glasgow


McGarrigle, Jennifer Leigh

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Abstract "Questions surrounding 'race' as a spatial divider have come to the forefront of the political agenda, compelling us to revisit the debate on residential segregation. Drawing on the spatial analysis of changing dynamics in the ethnic geography of Greater Glasgow and qualitative research on the residential preferences of 40 South Asian households, this book enhances our understanding of settlement in the city. Understanding Processes of Ethnic Concentration and Dispersal documents new residential patterns, including South Asian suburbanisation in traditionally 'white' areas. Processes underlying both the changes and signs of sustained ethnic concentration are shown to be dynamic and complex. They encompass elements of choice, constraint and negotiations between the two, while also revealing a remarkable array of differentials such as class, status, education, age and culture." [author's abstract]

De rellen in Parijs en de zogenaamde 'race riots' in Engeland maken duidelijk hoe belangrijk het is de oorzaken van etnische segregatie te begrijpen om adequaat actie te ondernemen. De onderliggende processen die immigranten doen besluiten ergens te gaan wonen blijken complex en dynamisch. Status, sociale klasse, opleidingsniveau, leeftijd en cultuur zijn slechts een aantal factoren. Dit boek brengt deze processen in kaart met een diepgaand onderzoek naar de voorkeuren voor bepaalde woonplaatsen van Zuid-Aziatische immigranten in Glasgow.
Keywords Great Britain; Asian; ethnic group; segregation; choice of place of residence; minority; suburbanization
Classification Sociology of Settlements and Housing, Urban Sociology; Migration, Sociology of Migration
Document language English
Publication Year 2009
Publisher Amsterdam Univ. Press
City Amsterdam
Page/Pages 256 p.
Series IMISCoe Dissertations
ISBN 978-90-5356-671-8
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works