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Patterns of Intergroup Contact in Public Spaces: Micro-Ecology of Segregation in Australian Communities

Priest, Naomi; Paradies, Yin; Ferdinand, Angeline; Rouhani, Lobna; Kelaher, Margaret


The use of public spaces can promote social cohesion and facilitate interpersonal interactions within the community. However, the ways racial and ethnic groups interact in public spaces can also reflect and influence informal segregation in the wider community. The present study aimed to examine patterns of intergroup contact within public spaces in Victoria, Australia through short-term observation in four localities. Data were collected on within-group, intergroup and absence of contact for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Societies
DOI: 10.3390/soc4010030
Access Rights: Open Access


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