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dr. W.R. (Willem) Boterman


  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    GPIO : Urban Geographies
  • Visiting address
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  Amsterdam
    Room number: B4.10
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15629
    1001 NC  Amsterdam
  • W.R.Boterman@uva.nl

Education

Master degree Political Science (international relations), University of Amsterdam

Master degree Human Geography (urban geography), University of Amsterdam (Cum Laude)

 

PhD Human Geography (urban geography), University of Amsterdam (Cum Laude)

 

VENI-research

Education is the most crucial factor in facilitating social mobility but may also play a major role in the reproduction of social inequalities. A wide body of sociological literature addresses the question of how parents strategically use different resources to gain access to desired education. Geographic studies stress the central role of neighbourhood for access to education.

This project adopts a relational approach to explaining educational inequalities by integrating geographical perspectives with the sociological literature on school choice strategies. It primarily focuses on how parents strategically use various forms of capital (economic, cultural and social) in both the educational and the residential field to secure access to good primary schools. Building on my concept of socio-spatial strategies for school choice and comparing working class and middle class, native and non-native parents, I will investigate how inequalities are reproduced through unequal access to education.
The main question of this research project is: How can educational inequalities be explained through the socio-spatial strategies of school choice of different groups of parents?

 

Current Research Topics

 

School choice and residential choice

Middle class disaffiliation and new forms of segregation

Mobility and embodiment

New relations between city and suburb

Residential trajectories of the middle classes

 

Completed research projects

* Residential preferences of higher educated workers (2012-2014)

* Young people on the Amsterdam housing market (2013)

 

 

 

PhD Dissertation

Urban middle-class families.
The study investigates how practices of young middle-class urbanites change when they become parents. It establishes a link between the neighbourhood as place of residence andtheway in which lives are socially and spatially organised. The project combines time-space budget approaches with Bourdieu's theories on practice and taste. It will research the scale of urban middle-class family life, the meaning of place in family life, and the way in which class position structures different residential practices within the middle classes.

Publications


van Gent, W. P. C., Boterman, W. R., & van Grondelle, M. W. (2016). Surveying the Fault Lines in Social Tectonics; Neighbourhood Boundaries in a Socially-mixed Renewal Area. Housing, Theory and Society, 1-21.

Savini, F., Boterman, W. R., van Gent, W. P., & Majoor, S. (2016). Amsterdam in the 21st century: Geography, housing, spatial development and politics. Cities, 52, 103-113.

Boterman, W. R., & Musterd, S. (2015). Cocooning urban life: Exposure to diversity in neighbourhoods, workplaces and transport. Cities. doi:10.1016/j.cities.2015.10.018

Hochstenbach, C., & Boterman, W. R. (2015). Intergenerational support shaping residential trajectories: Young people leaving home in a gentrifying city. Urban Studies, 0042098015613254.

Boterman, W. R., & Bridge, G. (2015). Gender, class and space in the field of parenthood: comparing middle‐class fractions in Amsterdam and London. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 40(2), 249-261.

Hochstenbach, C., & Boterman, W. R. (2015). Navigating the field of housing: housing pathways of young people in Amsterdam. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 30(2), 257-274.

Sleutjes, B. & Boterman, W.R. (2014) De Woonvoorkeuren van Internationale Kenniswerkers, in: Raspe, O. et al. Buitenlandse Kenniswerkers in Nederland, Den Haag: Planbureau voor de leefomgeving 

Sleutjes, B. & Boterman, W.R. (2014) Stated preferences of international knowledge workers in the Netherlands, Den Haag/Amsterdam: Verdus/Universiteit van Amsterdam.

Boterman, W.R. & B.Sleutjes (2014) Stated preferences of Stated residential preferences of higher educated workers in Amsterdam and Eindhoven, Den Haag/Amsterdam: Verdus/Universiteit van Amsterdam.

Boterman, W.R. & W.P.C. Van Gent (2014) Housing Liberalization and Gentrification. The Social Effects of Tenure Conversions in Amsterdam, Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 105 (2).

Boterman, W.R. (2014) Gentrification en de terugkeer van middenklassegezinnen naar Amsterdam, in:Bakens, De Groot, H.,Mulder, P.& J, Pen, C-J, Soort zoekt soort: Clustering en sociaal-economische scheidslijnen in Nederland, Platform 31, Den Haag 

Boterman, W.R. & L.Karsten (2014) On the spatial dimension of the gender division of paid work in two-parent families: the case of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 105 (1) 107-116.

Boterman, W.R., C.Hochstenbach, R.Ronald & M.Sleurink (2013) Duurzame Toegankelijkheid van de Amsterdamse woningmarkt voor starters, Amsterdam: Centre for Urban Studies, Universiteit van Amsterdam.

Boterman , W. R . (2013) Dealing with Diversity. Middle-class family households and the issue of 'black' and 'white' schools in Amsterdam, Urban Studies  50:1130-1147.

Boterman , W. R (2012). Residential Mobility of Urban Middle Class Parents in the Field of Parenthood ,  Environment and Planning A, 44: 2397-2412.

Boterman , W. R (2012). Residential Practices of Middle Classes in the Field of Parenthood, Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam, dissertation

Boterman , W. R (2012). Deconstructing Coincidence. How middle-class households use various forms of capital to find a home, Housing Theory & Society 29 (3), 321-338.

Boterman, W. R., Karsten, L & S. Musterd (2010).
Gentrifiers settling down? Patterns and trends of residential location of middle-class families in Amsterdam, Housing Studies 25 (5).

Boterman, W. (2005) De stad is anders; Gentrification in Kopenhagen als distinctiestrategie, Agora 4.   

Teaching

 

2013-2016                        Research apprenticeship RMUS

2014-2015                        Advanced Urban Studies

2010-2015                        Urban Geography

2014                                Qualitative Methods 

2013                                 Master thesis-project on gentrification

2013                                 Literture course gentrification

2012-2013                        Lectures gentrification at the International Summer School of Housing Studies 

2011                                 Bachelor Buitenlandervaring

2008-2010                        Dynamics of Urban Regions

2008                                 Public Space (Scriptieproject)

2006                                 Media Cultuur en Maatschappij

2017

  • Boterman, W. R. (2017). [Review of: M. Vollman Makris (2015) Public housing and school choice in a gentrified city: Youth experiences of uneven opportunity]. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 32(1), 177-179. DOI: 10.1007/s10901-016-9502-9 [details] [PDF]
  • Hochstenbach, C., & Boterman, W. R. (2017). Intergenerational support shaping residential trajectories: Young people leaving home in a gentrifying city. Urban Studies, 54(2), 399-420. DOI: 10.1177/0042098015613254 [details]
  • Pinkster, F. M., & Boterman, W. R. (2017). When the spell is broken: gentrification, urban tourism and privileged discontent in the Amsterdam canal district. Cultural Geographies[details]

2016

  • Boterman, W. R., & Bontje, M. (2016). 'The' creative class does not exist: Contrasting residential preferences of creative and technical workers in Amsterdam and Eindhoven. In S. Musterd, M. Bontje, & J. Rouwendal (Eds.), Skills and Cities: Implications of location preferences of highly educated workers for spatial development of metropolitan areas. (pp. 63-85). (Regions and cities; No. 95). London: Routledge. [details]
  • Boterman, W. R., & Musterd, S. (2016). Cocooning urban life: Exposure to diversity in neighbourhoods, workplaces and transport. Cities : The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning, 59, 139-147. DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2015.10.018 [details]
  • Savini, F., Boterman, W. R., van Gent, W. P. C., & Majoor, S. (2016). Amsterdam in the 21st century: geography, housing, spatial development and politics. Cities : The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning, 52, 103-113. DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2015.11.017 [details]
  • van Gent, W. P. C., Boterman, W. R., & van Grondelle, M. W. (2016). Surveying the Fault Lines in Social Tectonics; Neighbourhood Boundaries in a Socially-mixed Renewal Area. Housing, Theory and Society, 33(3), 247-267. DOI: 10.1080/14036096.2015.1134650 [details]

2015

  • Boterman, W. R., & Bridge, G. (2015). Gender, class and space in the field of parenthood: comparing middle-class fractions in Amsterdam and London. Transactions - Institute of British Geographers, 40(2), 249-261. DOI: 10.1111/tran.12073 [details] [PDF]
  • Boterman, W. R., & Musterd, S. (2015). Differentiated Residential Orientations of Class Fractions. In J. Hannigan, & R. Richards (Eds.), The Handbook of New Urban Studies. Los Angeles, London: Sage. [details]
  • Boterman, W., & Karsten, L. (2015). De opmars van het stadsgezin. In F. van Dam (Ed.), De stad: magneet, roltrap en spons (pp. 118-127). Den Haag: PBL. [details / files]
  • Hochstenbach, C., & Boterman, W. R. (2015). Navigating the field of housing: housing pathways of young people in Amsterdam. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 30(2), 257-274. DOI: 10.1007/s10901-014-9405-6 [details]

2014

  • Boterman, W. R., & Karsten, L. (2014). On the spatial dimension of the gender division of paid work in two-parent families: the case of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 105(1), 107-116. DOI: 10.1111/tesg.12073 [details]
  • Boterman, W. R., & van Gent, W. P. C. (2014). Housing liberalisation and gentrification: the social effects of tenure conversions in Amsterdam. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 105(2), 140-160. DOI: 10.1111/tesg.12050 [details]

2013

  • Boterman, W. R. (2013). Dealing with diversity: middle-class family households and the issue of 'black' and 'white' schools in Amsterdam. Urban Studies, 50(6), 1130-1147. DOI: 10.1177/0042098012461673 [details]

2012

  • Boterman, W. R. (2012). Deconstructing coincidence: how middle-class households use various forms of capital to find a home. Housing, Theory and Society, 29(3), 321-338. DOI: 10.1080/14036096.2011.638315 [details] [PDF]
  • Boterman, W. R. (2012). Residential mobility of urban middle classes in the field of parenthood. Environment and Planning A, 44(10), 2397-2412. DOI: 10.1068/a44558 [details]

2010

  • Boterman, W. R., Karsten, L., & Musterd, S. (2010). Gentrifiers settling down? Patterns and trends of residential location of middle-class families in Amsterdam. Housing Studies, 25(5), 693-714. DOI: 10.1080/02673037.2010.483586 [details]

2015

  • Boterman, W., & van Gent, W. (2015). Segregatie in Amsterdam. Stedebouw & Ruimtelijke Ordening, 2015(3), 34-39. [details] [PDF]

2014

  • Boterman, W. R. (2014). Gentrification en de terugkeer van middenklassegezinnen naar Amsterdam. In J. Bakens, H. L. F. de Groot, P. Mulder, & C-J. Pen (Eds.), Soort zoekt soort: clustering en sociaal-economische scheidslijnen in Nederland Den Haag: Platform 31. [details / files]
  • Boterman, W. R., & Sleutjes, B. (2014). Stated residential preferences of higher educated workers in Amsterdam and Eindhoven. (HELP report; No. 2). Den Haag, Amsterdam: NWO, UvA, VU. [details] [PDF]
  • Sleutjes, B., & Boterman, W. R. (2014). Stated preferences of international knowledge workers in The Netherlands. (HELP-international report; No. 1). Den Haag, Amsterdam: NWO, UvA, VU. [details] [PDF]

2011

  • Boterman, W. R. (2011). Social reproduction, middle-class family households and the issue of ‘black’ and ‘white’ schools in Amsterdam. In The struggle to belong. Dealing with diversity in 21st century urban settings. Amsterdam. [details]

2010

  • Boterman, W. R. (2010). Deconstructing coincidence: How various forms of capital enable middle-class households finding a home. In Urban Dynamics and Housing Change: Conference papers. (Vol. 22). Istanbul. [details]

2013

  • Boterman, W. R., & Lebbink, J. (2013). Stelling: Starters en studenten kunnen zelf hun stekje wel vinden in een geheel vrije Amsterdamse woningmarkt. Rooilijn, 46(6), 394-395. [details / files]
  • Boterman, W., Hochstenbach, C., Ronald, R., & Sleurink, M. (2013). Duurzame toegankelijkheid van de Amsterdamse woningmarkt voor starters. (146). Amsterdam: Universiteit van Amsterdam, Centre for Urban Studies. [details] [PDF]

2011

  • van Gent, W. P. C., & Boterman, W. R. (2011). Gentrification in Amsterdam: housing policy, tenure transitions and changing neighbourhoods. Paper presented at Seminar “Gentrification in the Netherlands: A process of change and a changing process", . [details]

2012

  • Boterman, W. R. (2012). Residential practices of middle classes in the field of parenthood [details / files]

Keynote / Invited lecture

  • Hochstenbach, C. (invited speaker) & Boterman, W.R. (invited speaker) (26-5-2016): Spatializing intergenerational support, Housing Wealth and Welfare Conference (HOUWEL & HOWCOME projects), University of Amsterdam.
  • Hochstenbach, C. (invited speaker) & Boterman, W.R. (invited speaker) (28-5-2015): Intergenerational parental support, young people's housing trajectories and their impact on neighbourhood change in Amsterdam, Conference RC28 (research committee on social stratification), Universtiy of Tilburg.
  • Boterman, W.R. (invited speaker) & Musterd, S. (invited speaker) (21-3-2014): Cocooning Urban Life, International conference “Beyond Residential Segregation”, Utrecht.
  • Hochstenbach, C. (invited speaker) & Boterman, W.R. (invited speaker) (17-7-2014): Starting from unequal positions: Patterns of Young Households Starting on the Amsterdam Housing Market, ISA confference (RC43: research committee on housing and the built environment), Yokohama.
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