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Book Review: segregation: a global history of divided cities

Vaughan, Laura (2012) Book Review: segregation: a global history of divided cities. LSE Review of Books (26 Sep 2012). Website.

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When we think of segregation, what often comes to mind is apartheid South Africa, or the American South in the age of Jim Crow – two societies fundamentally premised on the concept of the separation of the races. But as Carl H. Nightingale discusses in his new book, segregation is everywhere, deforming cities and societies worldwide. Starting with segregation’s ancient roots, and what the archaeological evidence reveals about humanity’s long-standing use of urban divisions to reinforce political and economic inequality, Nightingale also considers the world of European colonialism. Reviewed by Laura Vaughan.

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Additional Information: © 2012 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2013 10:27
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2020 00:37

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