A city of diversity: a study of the Warsaw district of Praga

Ewa Korcelli-Olejniczak

DOI: 10.21858/msr.27.04

Vol no: 27

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Social diversity is an increasingly important issue in the global discourse on cities and regions today – a fashionable buzzword referring to the specificity of urban socio-economic structures. Heterogeneity that creates ‘cities with otherness’ accompanies such phenomena as international migration, spatial mobility, post-colonialism, population aging, the importance of the phenomenon of meritocracy, the occurrence and recognition of differentiation of individual and group identities, individualization as a feature of the so-called ‘liquid modernity’ described by Z. Bauman.