Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-23-2014

Subject: LCSH

Toleration, Urban sociology, Cultural pluralism

Disciplines

Sociology

Abstract

Studies on urbanism often suggest a link between urbanites and increased tolerance. While most research supports this claim, it is hampered by several limitations: it focuses almost exclusively on the United States, it neglects classical arguments that urbanism is a macro-level as well as local phenomena, and it does not direct attention to the different mechanisms through which urbanism is believed to operate. In this paper, we reexamine the tolerance-producing capacity of urbanism by addressing these limitations. This study uses a large cross-national sample, multi-level modeling to examine urban factors at both the local and societal level, and two measures of tolerance to account for the different forms it might take depending on competing conceptualizations. We find that local urban environments promote tolerance cross-nationally and that societal level urbanization is significantly associated with tolerance, but the effect is not always positive. We conclude by discussing the implications of these patterns and their impact on our understanding of urban tolerance.

Comments

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Huggins, Christopher M. and Jeffrey S. Debies-Carl. “Tolerance in the City: The Multilevel Effects of Urban Environments on Permissive Attitudes.” Journal of Urban Affairs. Volume 37, Issue 3, August 2015, Pages: 255–269, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/juaf.12141. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

DOI

10.1111/juaf.12141

Publisher Citation

Huggins, Christopher M. and Jeffrey S. Debies-Carl. “Tolerance in the City: The Multilevel Effects of Urban Environments on Permissive Attitudes.” Journal of Urban Affairs. Volume 37, Issue 3, August 2015, Pages: 255–269. Article first published online : 23 JUL 2014, DOI: 10.1111/juaf.12141

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