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The Perpetuation of Segregation

A new book describes segregation as a cycle of social structuring: segregation begets segregation.
January 16, 2018, 8am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Dwyer Gunn shares news of a new book, Cycle of Segregation, by researchers Maria Krysan and Kyle Crowder. According to Gunn, residential segregation remains high in parts of the United States, though it has declined on average.

Gunn interviews the authors of the book, who describe segregation as a social structural sorting, i.e., "the many ways in which an individual's daily life—their social networks, the neighborhoods they live and work in and travel through, etc.—might serve to perpetuate segregation."

Among the specific points touched on in the interview: three stages of a housing search, the assumptions of researchers when they tackle segregation, experiences in Chicago, social networks, and more.

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Published on Monday, January 15, 2018 in Pacific Standard
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