Pemberton, S and Phillimore, J (2018) Migrant place-making in super-diverse neighbourhoods: moving beyond ethno-national approaches. Urban Studies: an international journal for research in urban studies, 55 (4). pp. 733-750. ISSN 1360-063X

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Whilst attention has previously focused on the importance of monolithic ethnic identities on migrant place-making, less attention has been paid to how place-making proceeds in super-diverse urban neighbourhoods where no single ethnic group predominates. This paper makes an original contribution by identifying the factors that shape migrants' affinity with, or alienation from, super-diverse neighbourhoods. Through using and critiquing an analytical framework developed by Gill (2010 Pathologies of migrant place making: The case of Polish migrants to the UK. Environment and Planning A 42(5): 1157-1173) that identifies ideal' and pathological' place-making strategies, the paper contrasts two super-diverse neighbourhoods in the UK with different histories of diversity. We show how ideal' migrant place-making is more likely to occur where there is a common neighbourhood identity based around diversity, difference and/or newness, and where those with visible' differences can blend in. In contrast, pathologies' are more likely where the ongoing churn of newcomers, coupled with the speed and recency of change, undermine migrants' affinity with place and where the diversity of the neighbourhood is not yet embedded. Even where neighbourhood identity based on diversity is established, it may alienate less visible migrants and culminate in a new form of (minority) white flight.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Sage at - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: migrant place-making, neighbourhood, super-diversity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Science and Public Policy
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2016 10:00
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2018 16:46

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