The Functioning of Having a Sense of Place: Cities and Immigrants*

Avner de Shalit*

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When immigrants arrive to their city of destination, both the immigrants and the veterans are at a risk of losing their sense of place, which is an important functioning. Can this functioning be secured in the context of immigration? I argue that it can, as indeed Amsterdam and Thessaloniki, the two cities studied here, do rather successfully.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)267-279
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Human Development and Capabilities
Issue number3
StatePublished - 3 Jul 2019

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  • Amsterdam
  • Cities
  • Having a sense of place
  • Immigration


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