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Abstract : This chapter argues that the neigbhorhood scale still matters in the social relationships that residents develop in large cities of the North and the South. It contradicts the common view that urban socialization are not based on local proximity any more. It is intersting to note that the discourse on the « death of neigbhorhoods » si far from being new : sociologists from the Chicago School based their work on the notion of the end of community and social disorganization that characterized large cities, according to them. Today, this debate is based on an ideology that contrasts cities of the South to cities of the North on the one hand, and low-income groups to wealthy populations on the other end. It considers that the first rely more heavily on neigbhorhood relationships than the latter. Now this double dichotomy does not work if we look into it.
Keywords : Neighbourhood
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Sonia Lehman-Frisch, I. Berry-Chickhaoui, G. Capron, D. Vidal. Voisiner. Dorier-Apprill, Elisabeth and Gervais-Lambony, Philippe. Vies citadines, Belin, pp.59--80, 2007, 978-2-7011-4354-5. ⟨hal-01401669⟩



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