Gentrification  book cover
1st Edition


ISBN 9780415950374
Published August 24, 2007 by Routledge
339 Pages

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Book Description

This first textbook on the topic of gentrification is written for upper-level undergraduates in geography, sociology, and planning. The gentrification of urban areas has accelerated across the globe to become a central engine of urban development, and it is a topic that has attracted a great deal of interest in both academia and the popular press. Gentrification presents major theoretical ideas and concepts with case studies, and summaries of the ideas in the book as well as offering ideas for future research.

Table of Contents


1 The Birth of Gentrification

2 Production Explanations

3 Consumption Explanations

4 The Mutation of Gentrification

5 Contemporary Gentrification

6 Gentrification positive or negative?

7 The Future of Gentrification?



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Loretta Lees is Reader in Geography at Kings College-London.
Elvin Wyly is Associate Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia.
Tom Slater is Lecturer of Urban Studies at the University of Bristol.