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The new urban frontier : gentrification and the revanchist city

Author: Neil Smith
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1996.
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"Why have so many central and inner cities been radically revamped in the last three decades, converting urban decay into new chic? Will the process continue in the twenty-first century or has it ended? The New Urban Frontier challenges the conventional wisdom, which holds gentrification to be the simple outcome of changing middle-class tastes and a growing demand for urban living, and emphasizes instead  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Smith
ISBN: 041513255X 9780415132558 0415132541 9780415132541 9780203975640 0203975642
OCLC Number: 33407252
Description: xx, 262 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : "Class struggle on Avenue B": the Lower East Side as wild wild west --
Is gentrification a dirty word? --
Part I. Toward a theory of gentrification : Local arguments: from "consumer sovereignty" to the rent gap --
Global arguments: uneven development --
Social arguments: of yuppies and housing --
Part II. The global is the local : Market, state and ideology: society hill --
Catch-22: the gentrification of Harlen? --
On generalities and exceptions: three European cities --
Part III. The revanchist city : Mapping the gentrification frontier --
From gentrification to the revanchist city.
Responsibility: Neil Smith.
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This book challenges conventional wisdom - which holds gentrification to be the simple outcome of the new middle class tastes and a demand for urban living - to reveal gentrification as part of a  Read more...

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... beautifully written and illustrated ... In pulling together this collection of essays, Smith has done an extraordinary job of weaving together materials written over the course of 15 years ...

 
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