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Gentrification, Displacement, and Neighborhood by J. John Palen

By J. John Palen

Bringing an empirical, aim method of a subject matter that has frequently been the resource of emotional and uninformed controversy, Gentrification, Displacement and local Revitalization presents an advent to significant concerns in city revitalization, new examine findings, and a dialogue of theoretical views. this is often the 1st broad-based survey of a scattered literature that has no longer been conveniently obtainable. The book’s complete creation results in informative analyses of recent learn through sociologists, planners, geographers, and concrete reports school. A concluding essay examines the current kingdom of data approximately gentrification and discusses its implications, suggesting destiny advancements and developments.

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12246 Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data Main entry under title: Gentrification, displacement, and neighborhood revitalization. (SUNY series on urban public policy) 1. Urban renewalUnited StatesAddresses, essays, lectures. 2. NeighborhoodUnited StatesAddresses, essays, lectures. 3. Residential mobilityUnited StatesAddresses, essays, lectures. 4. Middle classesUnited StatesAddresses, essays, lectures. I. Palen, J. John. II. London, Bruce. III. Series. ) ISBN 0-87395-784-9 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 Page v CONTENTS Preface vii I: Issues and Perspectives in Neighborhood Renovation 1 One Introduction: Some Theoretical and Practical, Issues Regarding Inner City Revitalization Bruce London and J.

Analyses falling under this general heading are clearly divided into traditional and Marxist approaches. The former tends to emphasize competition, supply and demand, market efficiency, the impersonality of the liberal state, while the latter focuses on intergroup power relationships and the uneven costs and benefits of neighborhood change. ) explains "urban residential reconstruction" at least partly in terms of conventional economic theory and the political and legal changes of the late 1950s and early 1960s.

A similar perspective may be applied in a number of ways to the analysis of reinvasion. This may be best illustrated by elaborating Page 22 the "resource-mobilization" theory of social movements (McCarthy and Zald 1977; Zald and Berger 1978). " In other words, control over the allocation of resources is often the specific type of change sought by a movement. This assumption clearly links resource-mobilization theory with political sociology and political economy. These considerations provide a useful framework for the analysis of both reinvasion and displacement.

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