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Live and Let Live: Diversity, Conflict, and Community in an Integrated Neighborhood

Evelyn M. Perry

Abstract

“We are in a bind,” writes Evelyn M. Perry. While conventional wisdom asserts that residential racial and economic integration holds great promise for reducing inequality in the United States, Americans are demonstrably not very good at living with difference. Perry’s analysis of the multiethnic, mixed-income Milwaukee community of Riverwest, where residents maintain relative stability without insisting on conformity, advances our understanding of why and how neighborhoods matter. In response to the myriad urban quantitative assessments, Perry examines the impacts of neighborhood diversity usi ... More

Keywords: neighborhood diversity, mixed income neighborhood, multiethnic neighborhood, residential integration, urban sociology, social organization, intergroup relations, ethnography, social control, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781469631387
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631387.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Evelyn M. Perry, author
Rhodes College