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The Spatial Dimensions Of Personal Networks Among Poor Urban São Paulo and Salvador
Author/s: Eduardo Marques 
Year:  2014 Issue: 105 Language: English 
Pages:  15 Pg. 102-116 FullText PDF:  246 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SUR2014-105007
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The majority of studies about networks and space analyze cities of the Global North, and only some investigations explore the effects of urban segregation in network production. This paper addresses the issue using research results about 361 personal networks of poor individuals in two Brazilian metropolises - São Paulo and Salvador. Physical proximity is relatively unimportant for the middle classes, but is central for the urban poor. Both segregation and localism have negative impacts on the presence of more socially integrated networks. Some types of networks contribute to integrate poor individuals, but they tend to be rarer exactly among the poorer individuals, creating strong circularity in inequality reproduction. This article explores the correlates of networks' spatial dimensions - localism and the presence of neighbors.
Keywords: Personal networks, Poverty, Neighborhood, Localim, Metropolises, Brazil.

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Eduardo Marques, in "SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE" 105/2014, pp. 102-116, DOI:10.3280/SUR2014-105007


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