Navigating Ethnicity: Segregation, Placemaking, and Difference

Navigating Ethnicity: Segregation, Placemaking, and Difference

by David H. Kaplan


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This important book provides a novel perspective on ethnicity, nationality, and race by considering how they are shaped by their geography. Exploring the complicated terrain of ethnicity through an expansive global perspective, David H. Kaplan traces the spatial arrangements that convey such potent meaning to the identity and opportunities of members of any cultural group. With examples from around the world, the author considers the most important aspects of ethnicity—from segregation to place making to multiculturalism, culture regions, diasporas, and transnationalism. He frames ethnicity as a contingent phenomenon, showing how context and place determine the position, definitions, behaviors, and attitudes toward and by members of an ethnic group. Drawing on an impressive depth of historical and empirical detail, Kaplan’s analysis of the critical role of ethnicity in everyday geographies makes a major contribution to the field.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538101896
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/03/2017
Series: Human Geography in the Twenty-First Century: Issues and Applications
Pages: 258
Sales rank: 896,597
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

David H. Kaplan is professor of geography at Kent State University. He has published over a dozen books, including Urban Geography, Nested Identities, and Landscapes of the Ethnic Economy.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Something about Ethnicity
Chapter 2: Diversity in Urban History
Chapter 3: Contextualizing Ethnicity
Chapter 4: Fashioning Spatial Concentration
Chapter 5: Measuring and Modeling Spatial Segregation
Chapter 6: Ethnic Culture Regions and Placemaking
Chapter 7: Ethnic Spaces Created from Exploitation and Conflict
Chapter 8: Positive Consequences of Concentration
Chapter 9: Negative Consequences of Concentration
Chapter 10: Multiculturalism and the Spatial Configuration of Ethnic Groups in the City
Chapter 11: Distances and Diasporas
Chapter 12: Transnationalism and Hybridity
Chapter 13: Envisioning the Future

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