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Urbanization: ethnic and religious segregation

Migration A–Z

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  1. Ceri Peach

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm595

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Peach, C. 2013. Urbanization: ethnic and religious segregation. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

Concentrations of immigrants in neighborhoods which are denominated by the largest or longest established group are characteristic of many cities, particularly in large receiving countries. However, while such neighborhoods show many similarities, they may be produced by different processes and with different outcomes. Harlem and Little Italy in New York are different in kind, not just different in degree.

Keywords:

  • ethnocentrism;
  • faith;
  • assimilation and exclusion;
  • demography and population studies;
  • social change