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Table of contents (8 chapters)
About this book
- Neighbourhood studies
- Social networks,
- Intergroup interaction
- Intergroup trust
“With a complex research design, the large research team ventured to analyze what factors are decisive for this. Especially in difficult times, with conflicts of various kinds and with the risk of failure, it is exceptionally commendable to carve out the factors of a successful combination of "Diversity and Contact". … This has undoubtedly been highly successful, which is why this book deserves a great resonance in both academic and societal discussions.” (Wilhelm Heitmeyer, Bielefeld University, Germany)
“In Diversity and Contact, an extraordinary team of investigators applies a diverse array of research methodologies to show that distrust and isolation are not inevitable byproducts of ethnic diversity within urban neighborhoods. On the contrary, in Germany where ethnic segregation is limited, diversity turns out to be just another feature of urban normality. Levels of intergroup interaction are high, trust in foreigners is strong, diversity is appreciated, and over time contact with immigrants generates feelings of liking and trust. The book thus offers scholars and the public a superb demonstration the benefits of promoting residential integration in multiethnic societies.” (Douglas Massey, Princeton University, USA)
“Germany’s impressive leadership around contemporary migration to Europe demands that scholars everywhere better understand the challenges and successes of living in increasingly diverse cities. Diversity and Contact provides thoughtful analysis and hard data to show that casual interactions in diverse neighborhoods do not produce inevitable social tensions. Essential reading for academics and policymakers!” (Irene Bloemraad, University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Authors and Affiliations
Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity, Max-Planck-Institute, Göttingen, Germany
Gesis , Leipzig, Germany
Dept of Socio-Cult Diversity, University of Bielefeld, Göttingen, Germany
Socio-Cultural Diversity Department, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Re, Göttingen, Germany
Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Political Sciences, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Barcelona, Spain
Institut für Geographie, Universität Nürnberg-Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany
About the authors
Jörg Hüttermann is a Researcher at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence at Bielefeld University, Germany.
Steven Vertovec is Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, and Honorary Joint Professor of Sociology and Ethnology, University of Göttingen, Germany.
Miles Hewstone is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Oxford, UK.
Dietlind Stolle is the Director of the Inter-University Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship at McGill University, Canada.
Katharina Schmid is Research Associate at the Oxford Centre for the Study of Intergroup Conflict, UK.
Thomas Schmitt is a Human Geographer at Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.
Book Title: Diversity and Contact
Book Subtitle: Immigration and Social Interaction in German Cities
Authors: Karen Schönwälder, Sören Petermann, Jörg Hüttermann, Steven Vertovec, Miles Hewstone, Dietlind Stolle, Katharina Schmid, … Thomas Schmitt
Series Title: Global Diversities
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan London
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-137-58602-5Published: 05 December 2016
eBook ISBN: 978-1-137-58603-2Published: 21 November 2016
Series ISSN: 2662-2580
Series E-ISSN: 2662-2599
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XIX, 296
Number of Illustrations: 50 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour