November 30, 2022
EU Horizon Twinning Project -- BROAD-ER
BROAD-ER: Bridging Migration and Urban Studies  The research project BROAD-ER: Bridging Migration and Urban Studies received 1.4M € from the European Commission Twinning Action fund (HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ACCESS-03). Jan Rath is one of the Principal Investigators. Next to him,  one new postdoc researcher has been appointed at the University of Amsterdam: Norma Schemschat. The other PI's are Ahmet Içduygu, Director [...]
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November 4, 2022
Verslag -- Wijkaanpak
Wijkaanpak: bewoners steigeren als ze niet mogen meedenken Wetenschappers & professionals over maatschappelijke kwesties door Jan van Dam Wie heeft er eigenlijk baat bij een wijkaanpak? Dat was de kernvraag bij een evenement in Rotterdam over leefbare wijken. Stadssocioloog Jan Rath: ‘De verantwoordelijkheid voor kommer en kwel en voor de oplossing ervan zijn verschoven van [...]
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September 2, 2022
Essay -- Domweg Gelukkig in de Eigen Kleine Kring
Domweg Gelukkig in de Eigen Kleine Kring Jan Rath Steeds meer voormalige volksbuurten veranderen in hippe wijken met net zulke hippe koffietenten. Konden we niet vermoeden dat de saamhorigheid van de nieuwe en oude bewoners in die wijken te wensen overlaat? Essay Commerciële gentrificatie verschenen in De Groene Amsterdammer, 31 augustus 2022 - nr. 35 ... [...]
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August 17, 2022
Photoblog -- Istanbul's Galataport
Like many other great port cities, Istanbul has re-vamped its waterfront so as to make it fit for today’s cognitive‐creative economy. Old and dirty manufacturing industries originally located at the Haliç — a small river that splits the European side in two — moved to different parts of the city, making space for a narrow [...]
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June 29, 2022
5e Van Doorn Lezing -- Commerciële gentrificering en nieuwe stedelijkheid (incl video stream)
Rath, J. (2022) Hippe ondernemingen, culturele consumptie en nieuwe stedelijkheid. Effecten van commerciële gentrificering. Essay in het kader van de prof. Dr. J.A.A. van Doorn leerstoel & NIAS_KNAW Van Doorn Fellowship. Rotterdam: Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam: Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB). In de Vijfde Van Doornlezing wordt de opkomst en het vertoon van nieuwe [...]
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June 25, 2022
Interview -- Sweden riots over quran burning (TRT World) (incl video stream)
Riots Erupt in Sweden After Planned Quran Burning Violent clashes erupted in Sweden after anti-Muslim activists held rallies that planned to include burning Islam's holy book, the Quran. Counter protests broke out against the far-right rallies, which eventually turned violent. Dozens were injured in scuffles as cars were set on fire. Condemnation against the planned [...]
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March 4, 2022
Interview -- 'A marketplace of ideas and thoughts'
'Born and raised in the southern part of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in a poor and deprivileged neighbourhood Jan Rath studied anthropology and urban studies and eventually became a professor of urban sociology at the University of Amsterdam. He still holds this position today, while he is also affiliated with Erasmus University Rotterdam and Koç University [...]
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June 4, 2021
Article -- Chinatown 2.0: Una zona comercial de temática étnica
Chinatown 2.0: El difícil florecimiento de una zona comercial de temática étnica by Jan Rath, Annemarie Bodaar, Thomas Wagemaakers, and Pui Yan Wu Dearq, 30: 70-86 Special issue Espacios en la migración / Spaces in Migration DOI: https://doi.org/10.18389/dearq30.2021.08 Abstract En la pintoresca zona de canales de Ámsterdam, Zeedijk y sus alrededores, los empresarios chinos han [...]
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January 6, 2021
Article -- The ambiguity of diversity in a gentrifying shopping street
The ambiguity of diversity: Management of ethnic and class transitions in a gentrifying local shopping street by Emil van Eck, Iris Hagemans & Jan Rath Urban Studies, 57(16): 3299–3314 DOI: 10.1177/0042098019897008 Abstract As a malleable concept with a relatively positive resonance, ‘diversity’ proves to be a useful tool to legitimise a range of policy strategies, [...]
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November 25, 2019
Article -- Advancing Ethnic Entrepreneurship Studies
Rath, J. & V. Schutjens (2019) ‘Advancing the Frontiers in Ethnic Entrepreneurship Studies’, in Special Issue on Urban Politics of Ethnic Entrepreneurship edited by A. Schmiz & T. Hernandez (eds), Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geografie, 110 (5): December 2019, https://doi.org/10.1111/tesg.12398 The proliferation of ethnic entrepreneurship varies not only from country to country, but also [...]
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