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Willem Boterman & Sako Musterd

In: The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies

Chapter 25: Differentiated Residential Orientations of Class Fractions

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Differentiated Residential Orientations of Class Fractions
Differentiated Residential Orientations of Class Fractions
Willem BotermanSako Musterd
INTRODUCTION

Households and neighborhoods are firmly interlinked. Urban Geography taught us almost a century ago that households can be found in certain types of urban environments depending on their individual position in economic, demographic, and cultural spheres, and depending on the history of the urban environment. Strong regularities were discovered in ‘classic’ studies such as those performed by Burgess (1924), who presented the concentric ring theory while trying to understand the social spatial pattern (social rings) of the city of Chicago; and by Hoyt (1939) who developed a sector theory, which was based on the observation that especially income differentiation developed in the form of sectors in the city. These studies were ...

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