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Divercities: Understanding Super Diversity in Deprived and Mixed Neighbourhoods

Stijn Oosterlynck, Gert Verschraegen, and Ronald van Kempen


How do people deal with diversity in deprived and mixed urban neighbourhoods? This book 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 ... More

Keywords: diversity, urban neighbourhood, deprived neighbourhood, superdiversity, city, social inequality, social exclusion, urban diversity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447338178
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447338178.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stijn Oosterlynck, editor
University of Antwerp

Gert Verschraegen, editor
University of Antwerp

Ronald van Kempen, editor
Utrecht University

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1 Introduction: Understanding super-diversity in deprived and mixed neighbourhoods

Stijn Oosterlynck, Gert Verschraegen and Ronald van Kempen

5 Nurturing solidarity in diversity: Can local currencies enable transformative practices?

Anika Depraetere, Bart van Bouchaute, Stijn Oosterlynck and Joke Vandenabeele

10 Living with diversity or living with difference? International perspectives on everyday perceptions of the social composition of diverse neighbourhoods

Katrin Großmann, Georgia Alexandri, Maria Budnik, Annegret Haase, Christian Haid, Christoph Hedtke, Katharina Kullmann and Galia Shokry

11 Conclusion: Super-diversity, conviviality, inequality

Stijn Oosterlynck and Gert Verschraegen

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