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Super-diverse street: a ‘trans-ethnography’ across migrant localities

Hall, Suzanne M. ORCID: 0000-0002-0660-648X (2015) Super-diverse street: a ‘trans-ethnography’ across migrant localities. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 38 (1). 22 - 37. ISSN 0141-9870

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Identification Number: 10.1080/01419870.2013.858175


This paper emerges from an ethnography of the economic and cultural life of Rye Lane, an intensely multi-ethnic street in Peckham, South London. The effects of accelerated migration into London are explored through the reshaping and diversification of its interior, street and city spaces. A ‘trans-ethnography’ is pursued across the compendium of micro-, meso- and macro-urban spaces, without reifying one above the other. The ethnographic stretch across intimate, collective and symbolic city spaces serves to connect how the restrictions and circuits of urban migration have different impacts and expressions in these distinctive but interrelated urban localities. The paper argues for a trans-ethnography that engages within and across a compendium of urban localities, to understand how accelerated migration and urban ‘super-diversity’ transform the contemporary global city.

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Additional Information: © 2013 Taylor & Francis
Divisions: Sociology
LSE Cities
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2013 10:29
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2024 05:45

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