Danubius International Conferences, 11th International Conference on European Integration - Realities and Perspectives

Social borders, identity and urban image construction

Iosif Luminita
Last modified: 2016-04-01


The research on the borders in urban areas, both social, as temporal, spatial, economic and cultural have their coherence, first, on a common vision of the urban world apprehended from an interactive perspective and, moreover, in a move that makes visible the practical side (to do) of urban life. The purpose of this research is to show how the population relates to the lived space, what is the relationship between the centre and periphery, the symbolic borders inside the area.

To understand the social reality of the suburbs as finely as possible in all its dimensions, socio-economic, cultural and institutional, I combined the documentary approach and analysis of interview survey (semi-structured).

This research is based on the results of a research conducted on the social borders, identity and image in urban areas.