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Survive but not thrive? geographical strategies for avoiding absolute homelessness among immigrant communities

DeVerteuil, Geoffrey ORCID: 2011. Survive but not thrive? geographical strategies for avoiding absolute homelessness among immigrant communities. Social & Cultural Geography 12 (8) , pp. 929-945. 10.1080/14649365.2011.624279

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This article seeks to unpack why certain immigrant communities manage to avoid absolute homelessness, emphasizing how survival strategies embedded in immigrant community space may be deployed in both advantageous and disadvantageous fashions. Bangladeshis in Greater London and Central Americans in Los Angeles County were compared, based on the fact that they are similarly vulnerable immigrant communities in terms of poverty and segregation, yet have successfully avoided the streets and/or shelters. Key strategies included the beneficial clustering of non-profits and overcrowding strategies within immigrant community space, although Bangladeshis differed substantially in terms of more state support for their community space. The implications for the study of race and survival are offered.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Uncontrolled Keywords: Immigrant-serving non-profit sector, geographies of survival, London, Los Angeles, Bangladeshis, Central Americans, race, le milieu associatif des immigrés, géographies de survie, Londres, Los Angeles, bangladeshis, centre-américains, race, ONGs que trabajan con inmigrantes, geografías de sobrevivencia, Londres, Los Ángeles, Bangladeshís, Centroamericanos, raza.
Additional Information: Published online 13/10/2011.
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
ISSN: 1464-9365
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2022 09:46

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