The Gentrification Debates A Reader
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
'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