Ethnic and class clustering through the ages

A transdisciplinary approach to urban neighbourhood social patterns

Abigail York, Michael Smith, Benjamin W. Stanley, Barbara L. Stark, Juliana Novic, Sharon Harlan, George L. Cowgill, Christopher Boone

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Abstract

This paper presents initial findings from longer-term transdisciplinary research concerning the social dynamics of urban neighbourhoods. It examines the spatial clustering of ethnicity and class in neighbourhoods over urban history, from Bronze Age Mesopotamia to contemporary cities. Fourteen distinct drivers of social clustering are identified, grouped under the headers of macro-structural forces, the state, local regimes and institutions, and bottom-up processes. The operation of these processes is examined through three historical and three archaeological case studies of clustering. It is concluded that: clustering is a common, but not universal, attribute of cities; there is much variation in clustering patterns, both within and between cities and urban traditions; and, consideration of a wide variety of drivers is required to understand historical and modern residential dynamics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2399-2415
Number of pages17
JournalUrban Studies
Volume48
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2011

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Ethnic and class clustering through the ages : A transdisciplinary approach to urban neighbourhood social patterns. / York, Abigail; Smith, Michael; Stanley, Benjamin W.; Stark, Barbara L.; Novic, Juliana; Harlan, Sharon; Cowgill, George L.; Boone, Christopher.

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York, Abigail ; Smith, Michael ; Stanley, Benjamin W. ; Stark, Barbara L. ; Novic, Juliana ; Harlan, Sharon ; Cowgill, George L. ; Boone, Christopher. / Ethnic and class clustering through the ages : A transdisciplinary approach to urban neighbourhood social patterns. In: Urban Studies. 2011 ; Vol. 48, No. 11. pp. 2399-2415.
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