Neo-Bohemia: Art and Commerce in the Postindustrial City

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Taylor & Francis, May 17, 2010 - Social Science - 314 pages
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Neo-Bohemia brings the study of bohemian culture down to the street level, while maintaining a commitment to understanding broader historical and economic urban contexts. Simultaneously readable and academic, this book anticipates key urban trends at the dawn of the twenty-first century, shedding light on both the nature of contemporary bohemias and the cities that house them. The relevance of understanding the trends it depicts has only increased, especially in light of the current urban crisis puncturing a long period of gentrification and new economy development, putting us on the precipice, perhaps, of the next new bohemia.

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User Review  - Katie - Goodreads

It was very interesting, but I really did want him to get to the point sometimes instead of incessantly showering me with anecdotes. The anecdotes, to be fair, were meant to show-don't-tell, but a little bit more direct telling would have been good. Read full review

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

Pseudo-academic history of the gentrification of Wicker Park, Chicago, my old stomping grounds. I read it very eagerly but I wonder if anyone not from the area would really care. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Richard Lloyd is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Vanderbilt University

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