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Inter-group Relations and Migrant Integration in European Cities

Changing Neighbourhoods

Editors: Pastore, Ferruccio, Ponzo, Irene (Eds.)

  • This open access book offers a comparative analysis of intergroup relations at the neighbourhood level based on the constructivist paradigm to which the boundary-making approach is inspired
  • Features a unique collection of lively portraits of relations between majority population and immigrant minorities in five European cities
  • Presents evidence-based and practically relevant lessons for the governance of increasingly diverse and mobile European societies
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This open access book presents a comparative analysis of intergroup relations and migrant integration at the neighbourhood level in Europe. Featuring a unique collection of portraits of urban relations between the majority population and immigrant minorities, it examines how relations are structured and evolve in different and increasingly diverse local societies. Inside, readers will find a coordinated set of ethnographic studies conducted in eleven neighbourhoods of five European cities: London, Barcelona, Budapest, Nuremberg, and Turin. The wide-ranging coverage encompasses post-industrial districts struggling to counter decline, vibrant super-diverse areas, and everything in between. Featuring highly contextualised, cross-disciplinary explorations presented within a solid comparative framework, this book considers such questions as: Why does the native-immigrant split become a tense boundary in some neighbourhoods of some European cities but not in others? To what extent are ethnically framed conflicts driven by site-specific factors or instead by broader, exogenous ones? How much does the structure of urban spaces count in fuelling inter-ethnic tensions and what can local policy communities do to prevent this? The answers it provides are based on a multi-layer approach which combines in-depth analysis of intergroup relations with a strong attention towards everyday categorization processes, media representations, and narratives on which local policies are based. Even though the relations between the majority and migrant minorities are a central topic, the volume also offers readers a broader perspective of social and urban transformation in contemporary urban settings. It provides insightful research on migration and urban studies as well as social dynamics that scholars and students around the world will find relevant. In addition, policy makers will find evidence-based and practically relevant lessons for the governance of increasingly diverse and mobile societies.

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For anyone who wants to understand a critical issue of the early 21st century--the integration of immigrant minorities in European cities-this book is essential reading.  In contrast to the all-too-common top-down view from the perspective of the national state, the authors provide us with essential ground-level insights from the daily round in urban neighborhoods.

Richard Alba, CUNY Graduate Center

This timely book makes a substantial contribution to our understanding of migration in Europe. Its focus on the neglected areas of negotiation, boundary-making and social relationships in European neighbourhoods make it especially compelling. It deserves to be read closely by academics and policy-makers alike.

Richard Gale, Cardiff University

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Pastore, Ferruccio (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • They’ve Got Their Wine Bars, We’ve Got Our Pubs’: Housing, Diversity and Community in Two South London Neighbourhoods

    Jensen, Ole (et al.)

    Pages 19-38

  • Rise and Resolution of Ethnic Conflicts in Nuremberg Neighbourhoods

    Köhler, Claudia

    Pages 39-67

  • Comfortably Invisible: The Life of Chinese Migrants Around ‘The Four Tigers Market’ in Budapest

    Szalai, Boglárka (et al.)

    Pages 69-87

  • Inter-Group Perceptions and Representations in Two Barcelona Neighbourhoods: Poble Sec and Sagrada Família Compared

    Morén-Alegret, Ricard (et al.)

    Pages 89-121

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-23096-2
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Hardcover £44.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-23095-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Inter-group Relations and Migrant Integration in European Cities
Book Subtitle
Changing Neighbourhoods
Editors
  • Ferruccio Pastore
  • Irene Ponzo
Series Title
IMISCOE Research Series
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-23096-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-23096-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-23095-5
Series ISSN
2364-4087
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 216
Number of Illustrations and Tables
38 b/w illustrations
Topics