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Author Peters, Karin, 1970-

Title Living together in multi-ethnic neighbourhoods : the meaning of public spaces for issues of social integration / Karin Peters
Published Wageningen, The Netherlands : Wageningen Academic, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (251 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents pt. I. Setting the scene -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Dutch society : issues of migration, social integration, leisure and the neighbourhood -- pt. II. Theoreticl perspective -- 3. Leisure, identity and social integration -- 4. urban public spaces and social integration -- pt. III. The research context -- 5. Methodology and methods -- 6. Case study descriptions -- pt. IV. Everyday life in Nijmegen and Utrecht -- 7. Narratives of public spaces -- 8. Connecting being in public space and everyday multicultural life in a neighbourhood -- pt. V. Discussion and conclusion -- 9. Connecting space and social integration
Summary In Western societies, such as the Netherlands, people with different ethnic backgrounds live together in urban areas. This book examines daily life in multi-ethnic neighbourhoods and the meaning of public spaces for social integration. Through observations and interviews in two Dutch cities (Nijmegen and Utrecht) insight is gained into the use and perception of public spaces. Positive experiences in public spaces contribute to feeling at home in a multi-ethnic neighbourhood. Not only intense and lasting contacts, but also fleeting interactions contribute to feeling at home. -- back cover
In Western societies, such as the Netherlands, people with different ethnic backgrounds live together in urban areas. This book examines daily life in multi-ethnic neighbourhoods and the meaning of public spaces for social integration. Through observations and interviews in two Dutch cities (Nijmegen and Utrecht) insight is gained into the use and perception of public spaces. Positive experiences in public spaces contribute to feeling at home in a multi-ethnic neighbourhood. Not only intense and lasting contacts, but also fleeting interactions contribute to feeling at home. Experience with diversity contributes to a realistic view of multiculturalism, a view that is based on everyday experiences, with all its positive and negative implications. This, however, does not mean that residents do not use stereotypes or categorizations. However, there is a major difference between the public discourse - which focuses on differences and
Notes Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Wageningen University, 2011
Includes summary (p. 237-249)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-235)
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Subject Cultural pluralism.
Ethnic neighborhoods.
Ethnic neighborhoods -- Netherlands.
Multiculturalism.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012400675
ISBN 9789086867462 (electronic bk.)
9086867464 (electronic bk.)
(paperback)
(paperback)
Other Titles Meaning of public spaces for issues of social integration