Gentrification

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Routledge, Oct 18, 2013 - Architecture - 344 pages

This first textbook on the topic of gentrification is written for upper-level undergraduates in geography, sociology, and planning. The gentrification of urban areas has accelerated across the globe to become a central engine of urban development, and it is a topic that has attracted a great deal of interest in both academia and the popular press. Gentrification presents major theoretical ideas and concepts with case studies, and summaries of the ideas in the book as well as offering ideas for future research.

 

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Contents

1 The Birth of Gentrification
3
2 Producing Gentrification
39
3 Consumption Explanations
89
4 The Mutation of Gentrification
129
5 Contemporary Gentrification
163
Positive or Negative?
195
7 The Future of Gentrification?
239
Bibliography
279
Index
305
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About the author (2013)

Loretta Lees is Reader in Geography at Kings College-London.
Elvin Wyly is Associate Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia.
Tom Slater is Lecturer of Urban Studies at the University of Bristol.

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