While ethnic neighborhoods are usually associated with poverty, crime and social problems, they have also emerged as places of leisure and consumption, providing opportunities for numerous entrepreneurs and employees. Local and national governments and other regulatory actors, as well as the media, have started to see and promote these neighborhoods as urban attractions for tourists, city dwellers and others. This book aims to analyze the roles of ethnic entrepreneurs and their associations and governments, and - by extension - of consumers and other actors in the rise of ethnic neighborhoods as places of leisure and consumption. Through case studies, it situates those neighborhoods at the edge of different theoretical debates about urban political economy and the politics of culture, and seeks a dynamic synergy between both.

chapter |15 pages


Ethnic Neighbourhoods as Places of Leisure and Consumption
ByVolkan Aytar, Jan Rath

chapter 1|18 pages

Urban Ethnic Tourism in New York's Neighbourhoods

Then and Now
ByJohannes Novy

chapter 3|16 pages

Gateways to the Urban Economy

Chinatowns in Antwerp and Brussels
ByChing Lin Pang

chapter 4|17 pages

Kreuzberg's Multi- and Inter-cultural Realities

Are They Assets?1
ByJohannes Novy

chapter 5|19 pages

Sanitising the Metropolis of Leisurely Consumption

A Missed Chance to Re-invent Entrepreneurial Dynamism in Sulukule, Istanbul
ByVolkan Aytar, Süheyla Kırca-Schroeder

chapter 6|16 pages

When Diversity Meets Heritage

Defining the Urban Image of a Lisbon Precinct
ByCatarina Reis de Oliveira

chapter 7|18 pages

Symbols of Ethnicity in a Multi-ethnic Precinct

Marketing Perth's Northbridge for Cultural Consumption1
ByKirrily Jordan, Jock Collins

chapter 8|18 pages

Risotto and Zighiní?

Milano's Lazzaretto between Multiculturalism and Insecurity
ByRoberta Marzorati, Fabio Quassoli