- The Oxford Handbook of Analytical Sociology
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- About the Contributors
- What is Analytical Sociology All About? An Introductory Essay
- Analytical Sociology and Theories of the Middle Range
- Social Dynamics from the Bottom Up: Agent-Based Models of Social Interaction
- Segregation Dynamics
- Self-Fulfilling Prophecies
- Social Influence: The Puzzling Nature of Success in Cultural Markets
- The Contagiousness of Divorce
- Collective Action
- Conditional Choice
- Network Dynamics
- Threshold Models of Social Influence
- Time and Scheduling
- Homophily and the Focused Organization of Ties
- Dominance Hierarchies
- Game Theory
- Analytic Ethnography
- Historical Sociology
- Name Index
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
This article explores the dynamics of segregation, with particular emphasis on the relationship between identity-based individual choices and the constraints on those choices due to others’ identity-based choices. It begins with an overview of segregation and the key elements of segregation processes: the actors, dimensions of clustering, and universe in which clustering occurs. It then reviews measures, data, and models for investigating the dynamic interdependence of individual action and neighborhood characteristics, including queieing and matching. It also considers residential segregation and the problem of scale regarding the mechanisms that link individual action and aggregate segregation. Finally, it examines how multiple segregating processes may amplify or attenuate one another, such as residential segregation by race and income and overlapping social locations.
Elizabeth Bruch is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Complex Systems at the University of Michigan, and a faculty member at the Population Studies Center. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research spans a broad array of population phenomena in which the actions of individuals and other units (such as families, couples, or neighborhoods) are dynamically interdependent. Her current work examines the conditions under which income inequality and economic factors associated with neighborhood choice can exacerbate or attenuate race segregation.
Robert Mare is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Statistics at the University of California, Los Angeles and an Associate Member of Nuffield College, University (p. xix) of Oxford. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Michigan. His research interests focus on dynamic analysis of residential mobility and residential segregation; educational assortative mating and marriage markets; and the joint analysis of social mobility, fertility, marriage, and other demographic processes.
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