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"You Feel At Home Where You Take Root": Neighbourhood Choice And Sense Of Belonging Of Turkish Middle-Class Households
Author/s: Heike Hanhörster 
Year:  2014 Issue: 105 Language: English 
Pages:  14 Pg. 36-49 FullText PDF:  219 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SUR2014-105003
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Several studies point to the importance of the local neighbourhood as an `identifier of who you are´. The interaction between different affiliations and the resulting effect on migrants' decisions on neighbourhood choice are discussed in this paper. The study focuses on the residential choices of Turkish middle-class households in Germany, analysing their trade-offs between local belonging and social positioning in the course of property purchase.
Keywords: Neighbourhood Choice, Belonging, Low-Income Neighbourhoods, Residential Relocation, Migrants, Affiliation

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Heike Hanhörster, in "SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE" 105/2014, pp. 36-49, DOI:10.3280/SUR2014-105003


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