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Desegregating the city : ghettos, enclaves, and inequality /
edited by David P. Varady.
Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, 2005.
xix, 310 p.
0791464598 (hc)
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Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, 2005.
0791464598 (hc)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2005-12-01:
These papers, originally presented at a seminar titled "Segregation in the City," explode the outdated simplistic stereotypes of ghettos and enclaves--ethnic communities distinguished by choice. The contributing authors examine how progress has occurred in reducing segregation patterns and the effectiveness of different anti-segregation policies in the urban US, Canada, Honduras, and South Africa. Part 1's six chapters attempt to answer several questions, concerning, for example, the functional and dysfunctional aspects of current ethnic enclaves in Chicago, Toronto, London, and Amsterdam, and how planners can develop policies to deal with the ghetto problem while recognizing the legitimacy and desirability of most ethnic enclaves. The final six chapters in part 2 deal with anti-segregation policies aimed at eliminating housing discrimination, removing regulatory devices that restrict low-income housing from the suburbs, creating mixed-income communities in cities and suburbs, and reducing inequality based on race and socioeconomic differences. These essays highlight the need for the federal government to play the leading role in addressing the causes and consequences of poverty, spatial segregation, limited education, unemployment, urban sprawl, environmental issues, and so forth. This multidisciplinary volume, a valuable addition to the literature on urban problems, policy, and planning, makes an important contribution toward developing policies targeted at desegregating cities. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. D. A. Chekki emeritus, University of Winnipeg
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'Desegrating the City' takes a global, multidisciplinary look at segregation and the strengths and weaknesses of different antisegregation strategies in the United States and other developed countries.
Table of Contents
Enclaves yes, ghettos no : segregation and the statep. 15
The ghetto and the ethnic enclavep. 31
Ethnic segregation in a multicultural cityp. 49
Urban ethnic segregation and the scenarios spectrump. 62
Social capital and segregation in the United Statesp. 79
Causes and consequences of rapid urban spatial segregation : the new towns of Tegucigalpap. 108
Experiencing residential segregation : a contemporary study of Washington, D.C.p. 127
Inequality, segregation, and housing markets : the U.S. casep. 145
An economic view of the causes as well as the costs and some of the benefits of urban spatial segregationp. 158
Does density exacerbate income segregation? : evidence from U.S. metropolitan areas, 1980-1990p. 175
Sprawl and segregation : another side of the Los Angeles debatep. 200
Housing subsidies and urban segregation : a reflection on the case of South Africap. 213
Suburbs and segregation in South African cities : a challenge for metropolitan governance in the early twenty-first centuryp. 221
Conclusion : desegregating the cityp. 233
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