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Mapping the multiple contexts of racial isolation: the case of Long Street, Cape Town

Tredoux, Colin Getty and Dixon, John Andrew (2009). Mapping the multiple contexts of racial isolation: the case of Long Street, Cape Town. Urban Studies, 46(4) pp. 761–777.

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Abstract

This article explores the idea that racial segregation is a process operating across a range of scales of social life. The focus is upon how segregation unfolds and is (re)produced at what can be termed the ‘micro-ecological’ scale — that is, in the everyday, interpersonal interactions between people in informal settings. To illustrate this argument, a case study is presented of relations in the night-time economy of Long Street, Cape Town. It is shown how such relations comprise micro-ecological practices of contact and isolation that occur at levels of resolution seldom captured by segregation research.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 Urban Studies Journal
ISSN: 1360-063X
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Psychology in the Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 30921
Depositing User: John Dixon
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2012 10:17
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2013 15:45
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/30921
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