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Criticism, support, and theory of the gated community

The attempt of this paper is to examine the particular history and current social climate of multiculturalism and housing in England, and study the ways that these ideas have interacted with the growing popularity of gated communities.

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Criticism, support, and theory of the gated community The host society will often erect barriers, both figuratively and literally, against ethnic or lower class presence in desirable living areas. Over time, this leads to an ethnic divide in many areas, including the workforce, marketplace, and community organising. Ultimately, all of these factors tie into a web of urban racism where immigrants struggle to maintain a sense of self and autonomy in a society that rejects their individual identities. Primarily, this segregation can be seen in housing demographics, and is absolutely essential in understanding why the demand for gated communities is on the rise in England. This model of segregated housing was first seen in New York during the European immigration waves of the late 1800s, and was originally seen as an initial immigration tool, with the idea of eventual ...





... will be done so through the use of examining interviews, which will be placed in their appropriate social and political context. In addition, there will be a qualitative interpretation of the statistical data available following the completion of the study. Gated communities seem to exist because so many people feel safety concerns in unregulated communities. However, there are very few reasons to believe that an individual would be safer inside a gated community than outside, especially when they are members of the middle to upper economic classes. In addition, the myriad of other negative social aspects (strain on the outside community, creating ghettos, etc.) seem to clearly indicate that gated communities do not offer the solution that so many are looking for, especially since there is no indication that crime decreases once inside a gated community.
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