Concordia Discors. Diversity, Cohesion and Change in Two South London Neighbourhoods

Published 1 January 2012 / By COMPAS Communications

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This report explores issues related to inter-group relations in the two quarters of Bermondsey and Camberwell in the London Borough of Southwark. It explores how socio-spatial dynamics at the local level, in particular processes relating to immigration and integration, should be interpreted within a broader urban context. This includes post-industrial developments as well as changes to social housing regimes. Based on this outline, it then explores patterns of settlement and integration, with particular emphasis on the black population that comprises the biggest minority groupings in the two quarters. This broader understanding informs the subsequent analysis of localised practices and individual experiences of inter-group relations in three selected ‘sites of interaction’ in each of the quarters.


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