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Palgrave Macmillan

The Economies of Urban Diversity

Ruhr Area and Istanbul

ISBN 9781137346506
Publication Date October 2013
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

The Economics of Urban Diversity explores ethnic and religious minorities in urban economies. In this exciting work, the contributors develop an integrative approach to urban diversity and economy by employing concepts from different studies and linking historical and contemporary analyses of economic, societal, demographic, and cultural development. Contributors from a variety of disciplines—geography, economics, history, sociology, anthropology, and planning—make for a transdisciplinary analysis of past and present migration-related economic and social issues, which helps to better understand the situation of ethnic and religious minorities in metropolitan areas today.

Darja Reuschke is Lecturer of Geography in the School of Geography and Geosciences at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK.

Monika Salzbrunn is Full Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, and Director of the Institute for Social Sciences of Contemporary Religions (ISSRC) at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Korinna Schönhärl is Lecturer of History in the Department for Social and Economic History at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.

1. The Economies of Urban Diversity: An Introduction; Darja Reuschke, Monika Salzbrunn and Korinna Schönhärl
2. The Concept of Diversity in Migration and Urban Studies; Monika Salzbrunn
3. Plurality, Cosmopolitanism, and Integration: The Dangers of Comparing the Incomparable; Edhem Eldem
4. From Guest Worker Migration to Transmigration: The German-Turkish Migratory Movements and the Special Role of Istanbul and the Ruhr; Yunus Ulusoy
5. A Forgotten Chapter of Regional Social History: The Polish Immigrants to the Ruhr 1870-1939; Michaela Bachem-Rehm
6. From a Multi-Ethnic Empire to Two National States: The Economic Activities of the Greek Orthodox Population of Istanbul, ca. 1870-1939; Maria Christina Chatziioannou and Dimitris Kamouzis
7. Greek Orthodox Communities and the Formation of an Urban Landscape in Late Ottoman Istanbul; Ayşe Ozil
8. The Turkish Migrant Economy in Dortmund – An Economy of Urban Diversity; Ivonne Fischer-Krapohl
9. Residential Segregation of Turkish Migrants in the Ruhr Area - Reasons, Patterns and Policies; Darja Reuschke and Sabine Weck
10. European Istanbul and its Enemies: Istanbul's Working Class as the Constitutive Outside of the Modern/European Istanbul; Deniz Yonucu
11. Urban Space and Gentrification in Istanbul in the Twentieth Century; Nil Uzun

Yunus Ulusoy

Michaela Bachem-Rehm

Jörg Plöger

Maria Christina Chatziioannou

Dimitris Kamouzis

Ayse Ozil

Ivonne Fischer-Krapohl

René Leicht

Nil Uzun

Deniz Yonucu

Dietmar Osses

Edhem Eldem


"This is a most welcome book exploring, expanding and deepening our understanding of contemporary urban complexities. Significantly, with a focus on two revealing sites, the editors have brought together a set of robust studies examining the confluence of historical trajectories, political economies, ethnicity dynamics, and transnational connections." – Steven Vertovec, Director, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Germany
"We live in the 'urban century'. Cities are becoming hotspots of human activity. They do not develop into a uniform species, but exhibit an enormous variety in appearances, socio-economic constellations, history, population and politics. The Economies of Urban Diversity is a well documented book that maps out and highlights the above megatrends. Taking the Ruhr Area – Istanbul nexus as an orientation point, it offers a great illustration of the socio-economic drivers and aspects of urban diversity in modern multi-cultural agglomerations." - Peter Nijkamp, Professor, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
"By problematising and historicising the concept of urban diversity, this pathbreaking volume throws incisive light on major economic and social issues affecting migrants in both Istanbul and the Ruhr Area. The transdisciplinary ethos of this book, where the varying perspectives and approaches of the contributors meet editorial excellence and eloquence, makes it stand out in current debates on the situation of ethnic minorities at a time when such impressive analytical intensity is needed." - Tom Slater, Reader in Urban Geography, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
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