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Gender and Gentrification

1st Edition

By Winifred Curran

Routledge

122 pages | 7 B/W Illus.

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Description

This book explores how gentrification often reinforces traditional gender roles and spatial constructions during the process of reshaping the labour, housing, commercial and policy landscapes of the city. It focuses in particular on the impact of gentrification on women and racialized men, exploring how gentrification increases the cost of living, serves to narrow housing choices, make social reproduction more expensive, and limits the scope of the democratic process. This has resulted in the displacement of many of the phenomena once considered to be the emancipatory hallmarks of gentrification, such as gayborhoods. The book explores the role of gentrification in the larger social processes through which gender is continually reconstituted. In so doing, it makes clear that the negative effects of gentrification are far more wide-ranging than popularly understood, and makes recommendations for renewed activism and policy that places gender at its core.

This is valuable reading for students, researchers, and activists interested in social and economic geography, city planning, gender studies, urban studies, sociology, and cultural studies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Housing

3. Labor

4. Social Reproduction

5. Safety

6. Queer Spaces

7. Conclusion

About the Author

Winifred Curran is an Associate Professor at the Department of Geography, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, USA.

About the Series

Routledge Critical Studies in Urbanism and the City

The Routledge Critical Studies in Urbanism and the City Series offers a forum for cutting-edge and original research that explores different aspects of the city. Titles within this series critically engage with, question, and challenge, contemporary theory and concepts to extent current debates and pave the way for new critical perspectives on the city. This series explores a range of social, political, economic, cultural and spatial concepts, offering innovative and vibrant contributions, international perspectives, and interdisciplinary engagements with the city from across the social sciences and humanities. It will appeal to upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as scholars, working in urban studies, planning, geography, geohumanities, sociology, politics, the arts, cultural studies, popular culture, philosophy and literature.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI030000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography