Zones of belonging - Experiences from a Danish study on belonging, local community and mobility

Anja Jørgensen, Lisbeth B. Knudsen, Mia Arp & Henrik Skov
In this paper we investigate the connections between population development, socio-economic status and the sense of belonging, in the understanding of social life in places. The article is based on a mixed-method study that includes register-based demographic data on inhabitants in the municipality of Aalborg in Denmark, survey data, and findings from fifty qualitative ethnographic interviews. We argue that local belonging is important to people, although increasingly complex and varied across local neighbourhoods. The conceptualization...
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