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Why not “ghettos”? The governance of migration in the splintering city

ContributorsCattacin, Sandroorcid
Publication date2006

Neighbourhoods are led to construct themselves in a homogeneous way, in a sort of community in the sense of aggregated groups, not necessary only in terms of ethnicity but in terms of socio-economic characteristics. This relects migration, socio-economic difference and the dynamic of the city development. These neighbourhoods have a potential of self-regulation and stabilisation of the city that is often underestimated. Thus, I think that the mixture of a city is the result of mobility, but cannot be the starting point, in particular in modern, lexibilised societies in which weak identities search for stabilizing communities.

  • Urban Studies
  • Urban Sociology
  • Urban Marginality
NoteAggregated neighborhoods, Migration, Identity, Urban life
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CATTACIN, Sandro. Why not “ghettos”? The governance of migration in the splintering city. In: Willy Brandt Series of Working Papers in International Migration, Migration and Ethnic Relations, 2006, vol. 6, n° 2.
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