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Hate thy neighbor : move-in violence and the persistence of racial segregation in American housing

Author: Jeannine Bell
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2013]
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Despite increasing racial tolerance and national diversity, neighborhood segregation remains a very real problem in cities across America. Scholars, government officials, and the general public have long attempted to understand why segregation persists despite efforts to combat it, traditionally focusing on the issue of "white flight," or the idea that white residents will move to other areas if their neighborhood  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bell, Jeannine, 1969-
Hate thy neighbor.
New York : New York University Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2012050530
(OCoLC)823742290
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeannine Bell
ISBN: 9780814760222 0814760228
OCLC Number: 843880783
Description: 1 online resource (x, 249 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The roots of contemporary move-in violence: integration and resistance, 1865-1968 --
The contemporary dynamics of move-in violence --
Anti-integrationist violence and the tolerance-violence paradox --
Racism or power? explaining perpetrator motivation in interethnic cases --
When class trumps race: explaining perpetrator motivation in interclass cases --
Responding to neighborhood hate crimes --
Conclusion: the reality of anti-integrationist violence and prospects for integration.
Responsibility: Jeannine Bell.

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Enhances our understanding of how prevalent segregation and hate-crime remain, and offers insightful analysis of a complex mix of remedies that can work to address this difficult problem  Read more...

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"Hate They Neighbor shows in devastating detail the rise and persistence of tactics for preventing residential racial integration, starting in the 20th century and continuing into the present. Read more...

 
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