Gentrifier

Gentrifier

Book - 2017
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As urban job prospects change to reflect a more 'creative' economy and the desire for a particular form of 'urban living' continues to grow, so too does the migration of young people to cities. Gentrification and gentrifiers are often understood as 'dirty' words, ideas discussed at a veiled distance. Gentrifiers, in particular, are usually a 'they.' Gentrifier demystifies 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. Along with established research, new analytical tools, and contemporary anecdotes, John Joe Schlichtman, Jason Patch, and Marc Lamont Hill place their personal experiences as urbanists, academics, parents, and spouses at the centre of analysis. They expose raw conversations usually reserved for the privacy of people's intimate social networks in order to complicate our understanding of the individual decisions behind urban living and the displacement of low-income residents.
Publisher: Toronto ;, Buffalo ;, London :, University of Toronto Press,, 2017
Description: ix, 242 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781442650459
1442650451
Branch Call Number: 307.3416 Sch
Additional Contributors: Patch, Jason
Hill, Marc Lamont

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