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Diversity and Contact

Immigration and Social Interaction in German Cities

  • Karen Schönwälder
  • Sören Petermann
  • Jörg Hüttermann
  • Steven Vertovec
  • Miles Hewstone
  • Dietlind Stolle
  • Katharina Schmid
  • Thomas Schmitt

Part of the Global Diversities book series (GLODIV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Karen Schönwälder, Sören Petermann, Jörg Hüttermann, Steven Vertovec, Miles Hewstone, Dietlind Stolle et al.
    Pages 1-14
  3. Karen Schönwälder, Sören Petermann, Jörg Hüttermann, Steven Vertovec, Miles Hewstone, Dietlind Stolle et al.
    Pages 15-31
  4. Karen Schönwälder, Sören Petermann, Jörg Hüttermann, Steven Vertovec, Miles Hewstone, Dietlind Stolle et al.
    Pages 33-60
  5. Karen Schönwälder, Sören Petermann, Jörg Hüttermann, Steven Vertovec, Miles Hewstone, Dietlind Stolle et al.
    Pages 61-95
  6. Karen Schönwälder, Sören Petermann, Jörg Hüttermann, Steven Vertovec, Miles Hewstone, Dietlind Stolle et al.
    Pages 97-170
  7. Karen Schönwälder, Sören Petermann, Jörg Hüttermann, Steven Vertovec, Miles Hewstone, Dietlind Stolle et al.
    Pages 171-205
  8. Karen Schönwälder, Sören Petermann, Jörg Hüttermann, Steven Vertovec, Miles Hewstone, Dietlind Stolle et al.
    Pages 207-228
  9. Karen Schönwälder, Sören Petermann, Jörg Hüttermann, Steven Vertovec, Miles Hewstone, Dietlind Stolle et al.
    Pages 229-235
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 237-296

About this book

Introduction

This book analyzes how the socio-demographic and cultural diversity of societies affect the social interactions and attitudes of individuals and groups within them. Focusing on Germany, where in some cities more than one third of the population are first or second-generation immigrants, it examines how this phenomenon impacts on the ways in which urban residents interact, form friendships, and come to trust or resent each other. The authors, a distinguished team of sociologists, political scientists, social psychologists, anthropologists and geographers, present the results of their wide-ranging empirical research, which combines a 3-wave-panel survey, qualitative fieldwork, area explorations and analysis of official data. In doing so, they offer representative findings and deeper insights into how residents experience different neighbourhood contexts. Their conclusions are a significant contribution to our understanding of the implications of immigration and diversity, and of the conditions and consequences of intergroup interaction. This ground-breaking work will appeal to scholars across the Social Sciences. 

Keywords

Neighbourhood studies Social networks, Intergroup interaction Intergroup trust Friendship

Authors and affiliations

  • Karen Schönwälder
    • 1
  • Sören Petermann
    • 2
  • Jörg Hüttermann
    • 3
  • Steven Vertovec
    • 4
  • Miles Hewstone
    • 5
  • Dietlind Stolle
    • 6
  • Katharina Schmid
    • 7
  • Thomas Schmitt
    • 8
  1. 1.Department of Socio-Cultural DiversityMax-Planck-InstituteGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Gesis LeipzigGermany
  3. 3.Dept of Socio-Cult DiversityUniversity of BielefeldGöttingenGermany
  4. 4.Socio-Cultural Diversity DepartmentMax Planck Institute for the Study of ReGöttingenGermany
  5. 5.Experimental PsychologyUniversity of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom
  6. 6.Political SciencesMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  7. 7.Department of Experimental PsychologyUniversity of OxfordBarcelonaSpain
  8. 8.Institut für GeographieUniversität Nürnberg-ErlangenErlangenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-58603-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-58602-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-58603-2
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