Previous Chapter Chapter 5: Living with Difference: Reflections on Geographies of Encounter Next Chapter

Gill Valentine

In: Cities and Social Change: Encounters with Contemporary Urbanism

Chapter 5: Living with Difference: Reflections on Geographies of Encounter

  • Citations
  • Add to My List
  • Text Size

Living with Difference: Reflections on Geographies of Encounter
Living with Difference: Reflections on Geographies of Encounter
Gill Valentine
Difference: The Hallmark of the City

Difference is a hallmark of cities. The size and density of urban populations means they are sites of proximity where all different sorts of people are brought together. The issue of diversity and juxtaposition has been at the heart of geographical attempts to understand urban life. At the beginning of the twentieth century a group of scholars – most famously Robert Park, Ernest Burgess and Roderick McKenzie – carried out detailed studies of where different kinds of people lived in the city. They became known as the Chicago School of Human Ecology because they used an analogy with plant communities to interpret the ...

Looks like you do not have access to this content.

Login

Don’t know how to login?

Click here for free trial login.

Back to Top

Copy and paste the following HTML into your website