Unsettling the City: Urban Land and the Politics of Property
Contemporary capitalism has produced gentrification, socio-spatial stratification and racial inequality. In this book, Nicholas Blomley shows how the concept of "property" helps to generate and underwrite these pervasive urban processes.
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