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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April 23, 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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January 3, 2018
Journal article -- Chinatown 2.0: Ethnically Themed Shopping

Chinatown 2.0: the difficult flowering of an ethnically themed shopping area By Jan Rath, Annemarie Bodaar, Thomas Wagemaakers & Pui Yan Wu Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 44 (1): 81-98 Abstract Right in Amsterdam’s picturesque Canal Zone, on and around Zeedijk, Chinese entrepreneurs have carved out a presence in what seems like the local […]

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March 14, 2017
Interview in 'The Atlantic' -- Dutch tolerance

How the Netherlands Made Geert Wilders Possible: Many voters may choose his anti-Islam party in a country once famous for its tolerance. The Atlantic, March 13, 2017 https://www.google.nl/amp/s/www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/518892/

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March 3, 2017
Radio 1 debat in 'Nieuws en Co' -- gentrificering

De Nieuws en Co-bus organiseert in aanloop naar de verkiezingen ontmoetingen tussen mensen wier leefwerelden ver uit elkaar liggen. Mensen die bijvoorbeeld in dezelfde wijk wonen maar elkaar nooit in dezelfde cafés zullen tegenkomen. Dat is vooral merkbaar in volkswijken die worden opgeknapt om nieuwe hoogopgeleide bewoners aan te trekken. Dat proces van 'Gentrificatie' is […]

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