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De bons voisins. When mixité gives way to diversité. Readings of the city: “the side of the rich”


How to renew the strategies of distinction in the contemporary city? And how to develop the researches on the spatial aspects of polarization? The study conducted by Sylvie Tissot in Boston, in a neighborhood for the high middle class, offers interesting material to understand how the aim is no longer the mixité but the diversité: a “diversité bien ordinnée” in which the exclusivity and the bourgeois respectability ensure coexistence, and the variety of ethnic origins is appreciated as the variety of sexual orientations. Read more