How do people deal with diversity in deprived and mixed urban neighbourhoods? This edited collection provides a comparative international perspective on superdiversity in cities, with explicit attention given to social inequality and social exclusion on a neighbourhood level.
Although public discourses on urban diversity are often negative, this book focuses on how residents actively and creatively come and live together through micro-level interactions. By deliberately taking an international perspective on the daily lives of residents, the book uncovers the ways in which national and local contexts shape living in diversity.
The book will be a valuable resource for researchers and students of poverty, segregation and social mix, conviviality, the effects of international migration, urban and neighbourhood policies and governance, multiculturality, social networks, social cohesion, social mobility, and super-diversity.
Stijn Oosterlynck is Associate Professor in Urban Sociology at the University of Antwerp. His research is concerned with local social innovation and welfare state restructuring, the political sociology of urban development, urban renewal and community building and new forms of solidarity in diversity.
Gert Verschraegen is Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of Antwerp. His research is concerned with numerical governance, Europeanization, science and society, (social) innovation, cultural diversity in cities and the sociology of human rights and asylum.
The late Ronald van Kempen was Professor of Urban Geography at Utrecht University. His research focused on urban spatial segregation, urban diversity, housing, urban governance and its effects on neighbourhoods and residents, social exclusion, and minority ethnic groups.
Introduction ~ Stijn Oosterlynck and Gert Verschraegen;
Crossings of social inequality with perceptions of social diversity: The case of Leipzig, Germany ~ Katrin Großmann, Annegret Haase, Christian Haid and Katharina Kullmann;
Urban diversity as a ‘stay-factor’? Neighbourhood choice and satisfaction in the hyper-diverse contexts of Rotterdam and Antwerp ~ Anouk K. Tersteeg and Ympkje Albeda;
Bringing inequality closer: A comparative outlook at socially diverse neighborhoods in Chicago and Santiago de Chile ~ Javier Ruiz-Tagle;
Social diversity versus social solidarity in Warsaw: Two districts – two worlds? ~ Ewa Korcelli-Olejniczak and Filip Piotrowski;
Social mix or social mixing? Between imaginary cohesion and the struggle for cohabitation in an upgrading diverse neighbourhood in Vienna ~ Yvonne Franz and Michael Friesenecker;
Diversity on the doorstep: living in socially and ethnically heterogeneous residential buildings in Geneva ~ Maxime Felder;
Nurturing solidarity in diversity: complementary currencies as a transformative practice in Ghent, Belgium ~ Anika Depraetere, Bart Van Bouchaute, Stijn Oosterlynck & Joke Vandenabeele;
Approaching diversity through vertical ethnic segregation in Athens: living “together but unequal” between “conflicts and encounters” ~ Balampanidis Dimitris and Bourlessas Panagiotis;
Experiencing and reacting upon social distance and diversity in urban spaces in Copenhagen ~ Anne Clementsen;
“Others” in diversified neighborhoods: What does social cohesion mean in diversified neighborhoods? A case-study in Istanbul ~ Ayda Eraydin;
Neighbourhood diversity in London: local perspectives and practices ~ Jamie Kesten and Tatiana Moreira de Souza;
Conclusion ~ Stijn Oosterlynck and Gert Verschraegen.