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Author Meissner, Fran,
Title Socialising with diversity : relational diversity through a superdiversity lens / by Fran Meissner.
Imprint London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]

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Author Meissner, Fran,
Series Global diversities
Palgrave pivot
Global diversities.
Palgrave pivot.
Subject Social sciences.
Sociology, Urban.
Emigration and immigration.
Cultural pluralism.
Description 1 online resource (XIII, 130 pages) : 13 illustrations, 3 illustrations in color.
polychrome rdacc
Contents Chapter 1. Introduction -- Socialising with Diversity -- Chapter 2. Exploring superdiversity and relational diversity -- Chapter 3. How and where to point a superdiversity lens? -- Chapter 4. Visualising relational diversity -- finding difference in similarity -- Chapter 5. Disentangling multidimensional homophily and describing migrant networks in contexts of superdiversity -- Chapter 6. Concluding socialising with diversity.
Summary This book analyses post-migration social networks via the notion of superdiversity. Approaching diversity as relational and complexly configured through multiple migration-related differentiations, it challenges us to rethink how we talk about and classify migrant networks. Based on research in two cities of migration - London and Toronto - the author investigates how we can use a superdiversity lens to discuss migrant networks in urban contexts. Focusing on the personal networks of Pacific Islanders and New Zealand Maori, she sheds light on the sociality practices of relatively small groups of migrants, the members of which are nonetheless differentiated in terms of superdiversity. Using cluster analytic pattern detection to explore alternative ways of describing migrant networks, she brings into play multifaceted descriptions such as city-cohort, long-term resident, superdiverse and migrant-peer networks. Visualising complex patterns of diversity, this book therefore contributes to theoretical debates by proposing a relational understanding of diversity rather than one based on the enumeration of (ethnic) categories. This book will appeal to sociologists, political scientists and all scholars interested in urban diversity, migration and diasporas.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 17, 2016).
ISBN 9781137474391 (electronic bk.)
1137474394 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 953456177
Additional Format Print version: Meissner, Fran. Socialising with diversity. London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016] 1137474386 9781137474384 (OCoLC)934193836

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