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Living on the Boundaries: Urban Marginality in National and International Contexts Vol: 8

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18 May 2012
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
648 pages - 156 x 234 x 53mm
Advances in Education in Diverse Communities: Research Policy and Praxis


Living on the Boundaries: Urban Marginality in National and International Contexts examines the complex, often controversial issues impacting those who live on the margins of society in our densely populated cities. It describes and analyzes the living conditions of marginalized persons in cities and neighborhoods throughout the world and the consequential impact on their future social mobility. Chapters focus on key issues that include immigration, educational under-achievement, urban renewal, public health, immigration, homelessness, environmental issues, race, segregation, and the marginality of urban youth and economically disadvantaged groups. This volume is packed with research compiled by an international array of scholars and intellectuals from a wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to sociology, economics, political science, psychology, education, public health, law, criminology, history, urban studies, geography and demography, and urban planning. From the first chapter to the last, this immensely insightful anthology richly details and informs us about the human condition, from multidisciplinary perspectives, about urban life in global contexts.
Dedication. List of Contributors. Preface. Introduction. The Downward Slope of Upward Mobility in a Global Economy. Dare to be Sick: Poverty and Health Among Vulnerable Populations. Homeless Youth and Educational Policy: A Case Study of Urban Youth in a Metropolitan Area. Light and Shadow of Public Education for Migrant Children in Urban China. Struggling Towards Equity and Safe Schools in Toronto, Canada. Education in a Multicultural Environment: Equity Issues in Teaching and Learning in England. Freedom Schools and Mastery Learning: Providing Alternatives to Failure in Urban Public Education in the United States. Creating College-Going Cultures for Students of Color in the US: Finding a Balance between Targeted and Normative Models of Intervention. Where the Streets have no Neighborhoods: Marginality and Decline in St Louis, Missouri (USA). A City that Works: An Urban Analysis of the City of Toronto. Confronting Stereotypes: Children and Families in Public Housing. Turning Around the Poorest Neighbourhoods: Learning the Lessons from 20 Years of Neighbourhood-Based Regeneration Strategies in England. Policy Decisions and Environmental Justice for Casinos in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA). The Neighborhood Divide: Poverty, Place, and Low-Income Housing in Metropolitan Richmond, Virginia (USA). Urban Operations: Public–Private Partnerships Globalizing São Paulo. Emergent Spaces, Contemporary Urban Conflicts: Experiences of Social Mix in Changing Neighborhoods – The Case Study of Milan's Chinatown. Effects of Social Identity and Poverty on Orientation Towards Mass Incidents in Mainland China. The Hidden Unwanted: Patterns of Immigrants’ Marginality in Copenhagen (Denmark) and Milan (Italy). The Decline of Social Capital in Urban China. The Redress of Urban Governance and Marginality in Dhaka, Bangladesh. “Voting with their Feet?”: Satisfaction and Preferences of Quality of Life in Forty Districts in Tokyo, Japan. ‘The Poor Ye have with you Always’: Poverty and Marginality in Sub-Saharan Africa. Conclusion: “Living on the Boundaries”. Subject Index. Living on the Boundaries: Urban Marginality in National and International Contexts. Advances in Education in Diverse Communities: Research, Policy and Praxis. Living on the Boundaries: Urban Marginality in National and International Contexts. Copyright page.

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