1st Edition

The Gentrification Debates A Reader

By Japonica Brown-Saracino Copyright 2010
    400 Pages
    by Routledge

    396 Pages
    by Routledge

    Uniquely well suited for teaching, this innovative text-reader strengthens students’ critical thinking skills, sparks classroom discussion, and also provides a comprehensive and accessible understanding of gentrification.

    Part 1: What is Gentrification? Definitions and Key Concepts  1. Aspects of Change Ruth Glass  2. A Short History of Gentrification Neil Smith  3. Gentrification as Market and Place Sharon Zukin  4. Super-Gentrification: The Case of Brooklyn Heights New York City Loretta Lees  5. Globalisation and the New Urban Colonialism Rowland Atkinson and Gary Bridge  Part 2: How Where and When Does Gentrification Occur?  6. Toward a Theory of Gentrification: A Back to the City Movement by Capital Not People Neil Smith  7. The City as a Growth Machine John R. Logan and Harvey L. Moltoch  8. Introduction: Restructuring and Dislocations David Ley  9. Building the Frontier Myth Neil Smith  10. From Arts Production to Housing Market Sharon Zukin  11. Forging the Link Between Culture and Real Estate: Urban Policy and Real Estate Development Christopher Mele  12. Estate Agents as Interpreters of Economic and Cultural Capital: The Gentrification Premium in the Sydney Housing Market Gary Bridge  13. Tourism Gentrification: The Case of New Orleans’ Vieux Carre (French Quarter) Kevin Fox Gotham  Part 3: Who are Gentrifiers and Why Do They Engage in Gentrification?  14. The Creation of a ‘Loft Lifestyle’ Sharon Zukin  15. Living Like an Artist Richard Lloyd  16. Rethinking Gentrifciation: Beyond the Uneven Development of Marxist Urban Theory D. Rose  17. The Dilemma of Racial Difference Monique Taylor  18. Urban Space and Homosexuality: The Example of the Marais Paris’ Gay Ghetto Michael Sibalis  19. Consumption and Culture Tim Butler  20. Social Preservationists and the Quest for Authentic Community Japonica Brown-Saracino  Part 4: What Are the Outcomes and Consequences of Gentrification?  21. The Hidden Dimension sof Culture and Class: Philadelphia Paul R. Levy and Roman A. Cybriwsy  22. Social Displacement in a Renovating Neighborhood’s Commercial District: Atlanta Michael Chernoff  23. The New Urban Renewal Part 2: Public Housing Reforms Derek S. Hyra  24. Gentrification Intrametropolitan Migration and the Politics of Place Gina M. Perez  25. Avenging Violence with Violence Mary Pattillo  26. Neighborhood Effects in a Changing Hood Lance Freeman  27. Building the Creative Community Richard Florida  Conclusion: Why We Debate Japonica Brown-Saracino


    Japonica Brown-Saracino is assistant professor of sociology at Loyola University Chicago where she specializes in urban and community sociology, cultural sociology, and the study of race, ethnicity, and sexuality. Her work on gentrification, which draws on her ethnographic data, has appeared in City and Community and Theory and Society, as well as in a book, A Neighborhood That Never Changes: Gentrification, Social Preservation, and the Search for Authenticity.

    'In academic and political circles alike, the gentrification of local neighborhoods fuels contention over the major urban issues of the day: the rehabilitation of vacant land and defunct industrial buildings; the role of the arts, culture, and public space in the life of the city; and the rising inequality between wealthy and poor communities. In this terrific collection, Japonica Brown-Saracino presents a broad and inclusive intellectual map of our collective wrangling over these urban processes and their impact on the metropolitan landscape.'David Grazian, Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

    'Through an engaging blend of personal reflection, anecdotal material and discussion of scholarship The Gentrification Debates provides a well-balanced broad-ranging introduction to gentrification. Excerpts from influential journal articles and theses, discussion questions and activities provide the reader with useful resources that make The Gentrification Debates a suitable text for undergraduate and graduate courses in a variety of disciplines.'Susan Lucas, Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University