ERIC Number: ED150261
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Encountering a City: The Spatial Learning Process of Urban Newcomers (Annotated). Exchange Bibliography 1264.
Boice, L. Peter
This annotated bibliography surveys information on the urban newcomer drawn from a variety of disciplines such as geography, planning, sociology, demography, psychology, economics, and literature. It addresses four different topics. A survey of the rural-urban migration literature addresses traditional research on the adjustment of migrants to a new city. Previous urban experience, length of residence in the city, and amount of education are frequently described as the most important factors affecting how well migrants adjust. Case studies are cited from a variety of regions throughout the world. The second focus is on newcomers' attitudes toward the city. Emphasis is placed on comparing the attitudes of newcomers and city residents, and on the effect that size of previous residence has on an individual's attitudes toward a new city. The third focus is on theories of the spatial learning process of city newcomers, and the final focus is on empirical studies on the spatial learning process. These studies are grouped into three areas: research on the general spatial learning process comparing new to long-term residents, and controlled research on "novel" environments in geography and related disciplines focusing on micro-level examples. Third, residential search and consumer shopping choice are presented as two specific examples of investigations into spatial search processes. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Annotated Bibliographies, Attitudes, Case Studies, Immigrants, Learning Processes, Migrants, Migration, Rural Areas, Rural to Urban Migration, Social Attitudes, Spatial Relationship, Surveys, Urban Areas
Council of Planning Librarians Exchange Bibliographies, P.O. Box 229, Monticello, Illinois 61856 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Planning Librarians, Monticello, IL.