‘They Eat Potatoes, I Eat Rice’: Symbolic Boundary Making and Space in Neighbour Relations:

@inproceedings{Eijk2011TheyEP,
  title={‘They Eat Potatoes, I Eat Rice’: Symbolic Boundary Making and Space in Neighbour Relations:},
  author={G. A. van Eijk},
  year={2011}
}
This article examines 'neighbouring' as the setting in which cross-category relations develop and symbolic boundaries are constructed. The study is based on thirty in-depth interviews with residents living in a multiethnic and a mono-ethnic neighbourhood in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The findings challenge the hopedfor outcomes of social mixing in neighbourhoods, as well as the view that boundary making is something inherent to multi-ethnic neighbourhoods only. Neighbour relations are often… CONTINUE READING

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