Investigating multicultural societies : examining the theory of residential integration

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dc.contributor.advisor Perera, Nihal en_US Boswell, Lynette K. en_US 2011-06-03T19:40:05Z 2011-06-03T19:40:05Z 2003 en_US 2003
dc.identifier LD2489.Z79 2003 .B67 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study addresses the significance of residential integration for racial groups. It questions the meaning of multiculturalism and further the meaning of residential integration as a term used by scholars in association to multi-ethnic and multi-cultural communities. There are various viewpoints and assumptions among scholars that racial segregation is a social problem and therefore it can be solved through residential integration of racial minorities. This study will argue that there are disconnections of the assumed link between racial segregation and poverty. It also argues that residential integration, as a tool to provide equality and socio-economic resources for racial minorities is not a solution to the complexities of past racial discrimination. This study concludes, that residential integration fails to address the assumed goals of intermixing different racial groups because social, political and economic advantages cannot be accomplished merely through physical integration.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Urban Planning
dc.format.extent 180 leaves : ill., maps ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Social integration. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Minorities -- Housing. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Multiculturalism. en_US
dc.title Investigating multicultural societies : examining the theory of residential integration en_US Thesis (M.U.R.P.)
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