Effects of Identity and Belonging on Residential Experiences, Perceptions and Practices of the Undocumented Population in Whitechapel

  • Shlomit Flint AsheryEmail author
Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)


The residential interrelations between the documented and the undocumented population from the same and other communities, their residential experiences, perceptions and practices are the core of this chapter. The study indicated that in addition to the legal immigration status of the undocumented population in Whitechapel, the social status of the community the individual is associated with influences their level of protection, the range of possible shelter and the density in such dwellings. In contrast to those who can rent flats, there are those who share rooms with other families, and individuals who rent beds by hour. Analysing the qualitative and quantitative data indicated that some undocumented populations are able to better apply their stated preferences of living amongst ‘friends’ than others.


Undocumented population Community status Residential conditions Public resources Identity and belonging 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geography and EnvironmentBar Ilan UniversityRamat GanIsrael
  2. 2.Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA)University College London (UCL)LondonUK

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