Residential Segregation – Stumbling Block or Stepping Stone?

ab 24,90 

Eva Dick

A case study on the Mexican population of the West Side of St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

ISBN 978-3-8258-0950-8
Band-Nr. 7
Jahr 2008
Seiten 384
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Politik, Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft in einer globalisierten Welt /


For almost half a century, scholars and policy makers in the United States
have emphasized the negative effects of residential segregation for social
and economic advancement of the urban poor. Policies to fight segregation
have however shown limited success and notably met the resistance of
immigrant minorities. The present book adopts a new perspective and
examines under which conditions segregation facilitates or hinders the
building of social and other assets or capital of immigrants.
Analyzing experiences with ethnic clustering of Mexicans in St. Paul,
Minnesota, it calls for pluralistic housing policies to accommodate
the increasingly multicultural urban realities in the US.

Eva Dick, an urban sociologist, completed her doctoral studies in 2007 at the
University of Dortmund in Germany. Currently she works at the Department
of Spatial Planning in Developing Countries at the Faculty of Spatial
Planning of the University of Dortmund.