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Urban Heterotpias : a constraint for integration? : a qualitative analysis of Dortmund Innenstadt-Nord and Dortmund Aplerbeck

Reuters, L. (2016) Urban Heterotpias : a constraint for integration? : a qualitative analysis of Dortmund Innenstadt-Nord and Dortmund Aplerbeck.

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Abstract:The following thesis will set up a theory, examining the research question: in what ways does living in an urban heterotopia affect integration affects integration? Hartmut Häußermann (2009) ascertains that there is no difference in the integration process caused by the choice of residence except for the attainment of language. This thesis focusses on the point of view of ten female migrants. Five women live in Innenstadt-Nord, a so called deprived area, the other five in Aplerbeck, a district with one of the lowest shares of migrants and social welfare receivers. After conducting narrative interviews, the grounded theory is utilized to code statements and develop categories. Subsequently, a theory is advanced, which illustrates that language is the core category and can not be isolated. Hence, the hypothesis that integration proceeds differently in an urban heterotopia beyond the attainment of language skills can be affirmed. However, at last, the fact that all categories are connected leads to the conclusion that the influence of space on integration and the influence of integration on space can not be discerned.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general, 88 social and public administration, 89 political science
Programme:Public Administration BSc (56627)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/70499
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