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Hate Thy Neighbor : Move-In Violence and the Persistence of Racial Segregation in American Housing / Jeannine Bell.

Author/Creator:
Bell, Jeannine, author., Author,
Publication:
New York, NY : New York University Press, [2013]
Format/Description:
Book
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Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Discrimination in housing -- United States.
Minorities -- Housing -- United States.
Racism -- United States -- United States.
Racism -- United States.
Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Despite increasingracial tolerance and national diversity, neighborhood segregation remains avery real problem in cities across America. Scholars, government officials, andthe general public have long attempted to understand why segregation persistsdespite efforts to combat it, traditionally focusing on the issue of "whiteflight," or the idea that white residents will move to other areas if theirneighborhood becomes integrated. In HateThy Neighbor, Jeannine Bell expands upon these understandings byinvestigating a little-examined but surprisingly prevalent problem of "move-inviolence:" the anti-integration violence directed by white residents atminorities who move into their neighborhoods. Apprehensive about their newneighbors and worried about declining property values, these residents resortto extra-legal violence and intimidation tactics, often using vandalism andverbal harassment to combat what they view as a violation of their territory.Hate Thy Neighbor is the first work to seriously examine therole violence plays in maintaining housing segregation, illustrating howintimidation and fear are employed to force minorities back into separateneighborhoods and prevent meaningful integration. Drawing on evidence thatincludes in-depth interviews with ordinary citizens and analysis of FairHousing Act cases, Bell provides a moving examination of how neighborhoodracial violence is enabled today and how it harms not only the victims, butentire communities.By finally sheddinglight on this disturbing phenomenon, HateThy Neighbor not only enhances our understanding of how prevalentsegregation and this type of hate-crime remain, but also offers insightfulanalysis of a complex mix of remedies that can work to address this difficultproblem.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. The Roots of Contemporary Move-In Violence
2. The Contemporary Dynamics of Move-In Violence
3. Anti-Integrationist Violence and the Tolerance-Violence Paradox
4. Racism or Power?
5. When Class Trumps Race
6. Responding to Neighborhood Hate Crimes
Conclusion
Notes
Index
About the Author
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jun 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780814760222
Publisher Number:
10.18574/9780814760222 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.