Disparity and diversity in the contemporary city: social (dis)order revisited.

@article{Sampson2009DisparityAD,
  title={Disparity and diversity in the contemporary city: social (dis)order revisited.},
  author={R. J. Sampson},
  journal={The British journal of sociology},
  year={2009},
  volume={60 1},
  pages={
          1-31; discussion 33-8
        }
}
  • R. J. Sampson
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The British journal of sociology
  • Scholars of the city have long interpreted signs of disorder in public spaces in ways that constitute powerful forces of social differentiation. From observers of London in the 1800s such as Charles Booth (1889) and Henry Mayhew (1862), to authors of modern classics such as Jane Jacobs’s (1961) The Death and Life of Great American Cities, to present day concerns over ‘broken windows’ and crime, signs of disorder – especially when linked to the poor – have been viewed as central to understanding… CONTINUE READING
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