1st Edition

Gentrification in a Global Context

Edited By Rowland Atkinson, Gary Bridge Copyright 2005
    320 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    312 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Gentrification, a process of class neighbourhood upgrading, is being identified in a broader range of urban contexts throughout the world. This book throws new light and evidence to bear on a subject that deeply divides commentators on its worth and social costs given its ability to physically improve areas but also to displace indigenous inhabitants.

    Gentrification in a Global Perspective brings together the most recent theoretical and empirical research on gentrification at a global scale. Each author gives an overview of gentrification in their country so that each chapter retains a unique approach but tackles a common theme within a shared framework. The main feature of the book is a critical and well-written set of chapters on a process that is currently undergoing a resurgence of interest and one that shows no sign of abating.

    1. Introduction  Part 1. Advancing Gentrification Theory  2. Theorising Upward Neighbourhood Transitions  3. Gentrification Generalised  4. What Makes Gentrification 'Gentrification'  5. Heritage and Gentrification  Part 2. Mapping the Gentrification Frontier  6. The Costs and Consequences of Gentrification in the Context of Global Urban Change  7. Gentrification in Japan  8. Gentrification in the US  9. Gentrification in Context  10. Gentrification in Southern European Cities  11. The Consequences of Gentrification and Marginalisation on Political Behaviour  12. Gentrification of a Particular Type  13. Processes of 'Studentification'  14. Is Gentrification a Way to Improve Large-Scale Post-War Neighbourhoods?  15. Conclusion: The Gentry in the City  Index.


    Rowland Atkinson, Gary Bridge

    '[This] critical and timely book will be of great value to teachers and researchers alike ... nobody interested in the nature and impact of gentrification should miss it ... it is at the cutting edge of thought about gentrification.' - Chris Paris, University of Ulster