Special Issue "Social Inequality and Residential Segregation in Urban Neighborhoods and Communities"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018)
The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, a civil rights legislation signed into law in April 1968 that prohibited discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, and sex. The mission of the Fair Housing Act was to eliminate housing discrimination and disrupt the trend of residential segregation. However, 50 years later, the Fair Housing Act has failed to live up to its promises. Geographical separation by race, class, education, sexual orientation, and other social demographics, remain a defining feature of 21st-century cities. Furthermore, segregation is not a purely American problem but affects cities in all parts of the world.
This Special Issue invites authors to investigate causes and consequences of ongoing residential segregation in the U.S. and abroad. Topics could include segregation of less-explored racial or economic subpopulations, trends in less-explored dimensions of segregation beyond race and class, relationships between segregation and other forms of social inequality, and experiences of segregation, discrimination, or related inequalities from residents’ perspectives. City and/or international comparisons are also encouraged. The Special Issue editor welcomes papers from any social science discipline and methodological tradition, including qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods approaches. Papers should include a theoretical framework, as well as systematic evaluation of evidence.Prof. Amy Spring
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Residential segregation
- Racial segregation
- Social inequality
- Housing discrimination