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dc.contributor.advisor Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo en_US
dc.contributor.author Mayorga, Sarah Ann en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-25T20:19:11Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-15T04:30:05Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/5553
dc.description Dissertation en_US
dc.description.abstract <p>My dissertation identifies and deconstructs the interracial codes of conduct produced and enacted by three distinct racial-ethnic communities in an integrated neighborhood. My analysis of Creekridge Park is based on data collected via in-depth interviews, a neighborhood survey, and participant observation. By addressing the particularities of an integrated neighborhood, this project augments traditional index-based studies of segregation research and examines how the concept of social distance can explain the quantity and quality of encounters between Black, White, and Latino/a residents. I also evaluate the social environment of an integrated neighborhood by documenting and questioning the attitudes, behaviors, and relationships of neighborhood residents. Finally, I analyze the data using modified grounded theory, an iterative process that uses data and existing theory to develop conceptual models. Overall, this project emphasizes the importance of race as a social marker of status, privilege, and marginalization; the limits of diversity as an emancipating ideology; and the importance of power as a conceptual tool in analyses of White and nonwhite experiences in integrated settings.</p> en_US
dc.subject Sociology en_US
dc.subject diversity en_US
dc.subject integration en_US
dc.subject multiethnic en_US
dc.subject neighborhood en_US
dc.subject whiteness en_US
dc.title Preserving the White Picket Fence: Interracial Conduct in an Integrated Neighborhood en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.department Sociology en_US
duke.embargo.months 24 en_US

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