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Foreigners, minorities and integrationThe Muslim immigrant experience in Britain and Germany$
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Sarah Hackett

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780719083174

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719083174.001.0001

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Neighbourhood which? The housing sector: owner-occupation and ethnic neighbourhoods

Neighbourhood which? The housing sector: owner-occupation and ethnic neighbourhoods

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Foreigners, minorities and integration
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Sarah Hackett

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719083174.003.0003

This chapter seeks to go beyond the historically and historiographically insistent claims of ‘poor quality council housing’ and ‘ghettoisation’, and highlights the often neglected role that immigrants themselves play in moulding their own residential patterns. It asserts that whilst a significant proportion of both cities’ Muslim immigrant communities have traditionally resided in ethnic neighbourhoods, this has not necessarily been the result of a lack of integration. Whilst Newcastle's immigrants attained residential autonomy from as early as the 1960s, those in Bremen were only permitted to move onto the local housing market after having first experienced the confinement of their respective employer in the form of company barracks. As time passed, however, the housing traits of both minorities merged in that they often chose to live in established ethnic areas and in their own properties. The chapter also exposes some of the difficulties encountered, including overcrowding and discrimination.

Keywords:   Home ownership, Ethnic neighbourhoods, Owner-occupation, Community, Residential geography, Discrimination, Racism

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