This reference is a comprehensive study guide to the city. The text explains and evaluates the key ideas, informed by the latest research, adding the necessary historical context to situate the student in the literature and the essential debates. Organized in four sections The SAGE Companion to the City provides a systematic A-Z to understanding the city that explains the interrelations between society, culture, and economy.

Segregation and Division

Segregation and Division

Segregation and division

This Chapter

  • Reviews ideas concerning the division of urban space on ethnic and racial lines
  • Compiles evidence from the USA and UK to show that ethnic segregation remains a significant phenomenon – and a major problem
  • Argues that current processes of residential segregation are informed by a racism informed by negative media representations of ‘non-white’ spaces


Cities continue to be haunted by the spectre of massive residential segregation and the marginalization of minority ethnic populations. This trend, accelerated since 1980, is exemplified by the spatial concentration of African Americans in US inner cities, migrants from North Africa in the French banlieue, Turkish families in specific German housing estates or the clustering of Commonwealth groups in British inner cities. What is clear ...

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