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Shifting geographies of minority ethnic settlement: remaking communities in Oldham and Rochdale

Deborah Phillips, Ludi Simpson and Sameera Ahmed

in Community cohesion in crisis?

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2008 | ISBN: 9781847420244
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301912 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847420244.003.0005
Shifting geographies of minority ethnic settlement: remaking communities in Oldham and Rochdale

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This chapter reveals the nuanced and complicated factors that shape the residential decisions and aspirations of various ethnic groups. It explores how the understandings of community have an impact on the perceptions of neighbourhood. The chapter is able to determine a commonality in housing aspirations between ethnic groups and a considerable desire for multi-ethnic neighbourhoods that conflicts with the ‘self-segregation’ and ‘parallel lives’ paradigms which underlie the community-cohesion agenda.

Keywords: residential decisions; housing aspirations; ethnic groups; self-segregation; parallel lives

Chapter.  6796 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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