Gentrifier

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Item#: 9781442650459
Author Schlichtman Et Al
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Gentrifieropens up a new conversation about gentrification, one that goes beyond the statistics and the clichés, and examines different sides of a controversial, deeply personal issue. In this lively yet rigorous book, John Joe Schlichtman, Jason Patch, and Marc Lamont Hill take a close look at the socioeconomic factors and individual decisions behind gentrification and their implications for the displacement of low-income residents. Drawing on a variety of perspectives, the authors present interviews, case studies, and analysis in the context of recent scholarship in such areas as urban sociology, geography, planning, and public policy. As well, they share accounts of their first-hand experience as academics, parents, and spouses living in New York City, San Diego, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Providence. With unique insight and rare candour,Gentrifierchallenges readers' current understandings of gentrification and their own roles within their neighborhoods. A foreword by Peter Marcuse opens the volume.

Short Description
Gentrifierdemystifies the idea of gentrification by opening a conversation that links the theoretical and the grassroots, spanning the literature of urban sociology, geography, planning, policy, and more.

Table of Contents
i. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS  
ii. FOREWORD
  
1. TOOLS  
2. DISPATCHES
3. INVASIONS
4. COLUMBUS
5. COLLISIONSA1. REFERENCES
A2. ENDNOTES