Social Segregation in the American City


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The beginning:
Social Segregation in the American City
The ensuing paper looks at social segregation in the postwar American city. The paper specifically looks at the city of Detroit and highlights the social geography of that American metropolis; in so doing, the conceptual apparatus of social interactions, territoriality, and social distance as established by Knox shall be utilized. In the end, the social geography of Detroit reveals how the city has always been typified by rigid class and social demarcations that have shifted over time and that, in their own way, show just how insular and tribal human beings are.
Social interactions entail a couple of different components: on one hand, you have the primary relationships between kin and close friends;...
The end:
..... at arm’s length. By seeing where people lived and who they lived with, we can develop a sense of why racial segregation remains a problem in many American communities.
Works Cited
Higley, S. (2010). Racial segregation in Detroit: the Case of Grosse Pointe. Retrieved October 23, 2010 from
Knox, P. (1994). Social interaction and residential segregation. In P. Knox, Urbanization: An Introduction to Urban Geography. (pp.199-210, 217-231). Englewood Cliffs, CA: Prentice Hall.
Sugrue, Thomas. (1996). Class, status and residence: the changing geography of black Detroit. In T. Sugrue (ed.), The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit. (pp.181-207). Princeton: Princeton University Press.