Gentrification in a Global Context
The New Urban Colonialism
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Gentrification in a Global Context by Rowland Atkinson
Book DescriptionGentrification, a process of class neighbourhood upgrading, is being identified in a broader range of urban contexts throughout the world. This book throws new light and evidence to bear on a subject that deeply divides commentators on its worth and social costs given its ability to physically improve areas but also to displace indigenous inhabitants. Gentrification in a Global Perspective brings together the most recent theoretical and empirical research on gentrification at a global scale. Each author gives an overview of gentrification in their country so that each chapter retains a unique approach but tackles a common theme within a shared framework. The main feature of the book is a critical and well-written set of chapters on a process that is currently undergoing a resurgence of interest and one that shows no sign of abating.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415329514
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rowland Atkinson
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