Understanding Processes of Ethnic Concentration and Dispersal
Understanding Processes of Ethnic Concentration and Dispersal
South Asian Residential Preferences in Glasgow
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Table of contents - 6 List of figures and tables - 10 Acknowledgements - 14 1. Introduction - 16 2. Processes of settlement: Residential segregation and ethnic clustering - 24 3. Urban migration, residential mobility and suburbanisation - 52 4. Methodology - 66 5. Through the national lens to the city: The housing position and experiences of South Asians in Scotland and Glasgow - 86 6. South Asian settlement in Glasgow: Changing patterns of residence - 114 7. The role of the neighbourhood in residential choice and re-location - 156 8. Housing, households, families and safe places - 170 9. Residential outcomes: Settling in or moving on again? - 186 10. Conclusions - 206 Appendix 1. Semi-structured interview schedule - 222 Appendix 2. Semi-structured interview schedule - 226 Appendix 3. Interviewee characteristics - 230 Appendix 4. Coding categories - 236 Appendix 5. Parent nodes - 240 Notes - 242 References - 244

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“Debates about ethnic segregation need to be informed by careful analysis such as this. It is too easy to assume that some groups want to live separately from others, and that younger generations will simply follow the behaviours of their elders. This book shows that the reality for Asians in British cities is much more complex and interesting than ‘conventional wisdom’ often assumes.” -- Ade Kearns, Professor of Urban Studies, University of Glasgow |“This book offers rich insights into the processes of ethnic suburbanisation and integration amongst Glasgow’s South Asian population and has important implications for understanding the dynamics of ethnic residential change.” -- Deborah Phillips, Reader in Ethnic and Racial Studies, University of Leeds

Jennifer McGarrigle

Understanding Processes of Ethnic Concentration and Dispersal

South Asian Residential Preferences in Glasgow

Questions surrounding ‘race’ as a spatial divider have come to the forefront of the political agenda, compelling us to revisit the debate on residential segregation. Drawing on the spatial analysis of changing dynamics in the ethnic geography of Greater Glasgow and qualitative research on the residential preferences of 40 South Asian households, this book enhances our understanding of settlement in the city.
Understanding Processes of Ethnic Concentration and Dispersal documents new residential patterns, including South Asian suburbanisation in traditionally ‘white’ areas. Processes underlying both the changes and signs of sustained ethnic concentration are shown to be dynamic and complex. They encompass elements of choice, constraint and negotiations between the two, while also revealing a remarkable array of differentials such as class, status, education, age and culture.

Jennifer McGarrigle

Jennifer Leigh McGarrigle is a Post Doctorate Researcher, at the Centre de Estudos Geograficos, at the University of Lisbon.