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Good neighbors : gentrifying diversity in Boston's South End

Author: Sylvie Tissot
Publisher: London ; Brooklyn, NY : Verso, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Does gentrification destroy diversity? Or does it thrive on it? Boston's South End, a legendary working-class neighborhood with the largest Victorian brick row house district in the United States and a celebrated reputation for diversity, has become in recent years a flashpoint for the problems of gentrification. It has born witness to the kind of rapid transformation leading to pitched battles over the class and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvie Tissot
ISBN: 9781781687925 1781687927
OCLC Number: 882185102
Notes: "First published as De bons voisins : enquête dans un quartier de la bourgeoisie progressiste, Editions Raisons d'Agir, Paris, 2011."
Description: 282 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: A journey into the liberal upper middle class --
The birth of a local elite in a working-class neighborhood --
Philanthropic adventurers --
Creating historical heritage --
Conquering the nooks and crannies --
Conclusion: The making of the upper liberal middle class. A journey into the liberal upper middle class. The discovery of the South End ; Proximity to and distance from the research subjects --
The birth of a local elite in a working-class neighborhood. The triumph of resident participation... ; ... For which residents? ; A neighborhood elite --
Philanthropic adventurers. Private property and social conscience ; Love and control of diversity --
Creating historical heritage. Connoisseurs, conservatives ; Brick and wrought iron ; Cultural distinction versus public housing ; An historic neighborhood or an artistic one?--
Conquering the nooks and crannies. Controlling and marking space ; Social mixing, animal mixing --
Conclusion. The making of the upper liberal middle class. A mobilized class.
Other Titles: De bons voisins.
Responsibility: Sylvie Tissot ; translated by David Broder, with Catherine Romatowski.


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"Sylvie Tissot-a hip, brilliant, de Toqueville of the post-'68 left-casts a fair but jaundiced eye on America's plump underbelly of tolerant privilege and its flattened idea of diversity. A truly Read more...

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