Gentrification is Inevitable and Other Lies

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Gentrification is Inevitable and Other Lies

Gentrification is Inevitable and Other Lies

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Hotjar sets this cookie to know whether a user is included in the data sampling defined by the site's pageview limit. If you live long enough to be on a fixed income, gentrification screams, you might have made a mistake. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Rather than firmly grasping it, gentrification remains an apparition that recedes just before she can catch it.

Este libro de Leslie Kern es un buen texto que se centra en desmitificar varias ideas populares sobre el fenómeno de gentrificación. Kern not only details the erosion of communities at the hands of local governments and developers, in the final chapter she discusses possible ways to fight back. I think the intersectionality should have been handled better in a book all about cultural power dynamics. Confronts gentrification with a multidimensional and intersectional critique, revealing the process of urban 'improvement' as an unending campaign of social exclusion and a biting metaphor for making money.Beyond the Yoga studio, farmer's market and tattoo parlour, gentrification is more than a metaphor, but impacts the most vulnerable communities. An excellent job of puncturing the myths and exposing the ideologies that make gentrification seem natural, inevitable, and desirable.

En palabras de la autora " el propósito de este libro es hacer estas y otras conexiones entre la gentrificación y los múltiples sistemas de poder y opresión más visibles al darle más espacio a las historias mencionadas por investigadores, formuladores de políticas públicas, planeadores, reporteros y activistas". Hotjar sets this cookie to know whether a user is included in the data sampling defined by the site's daily session limit. In 10 succinct chapters, Kern defines and outlines the current arguments surrounding gentrification while focusing on the inability to adequately discuss it with each other or within communities. The book may have just been not aimed at the lay-reader who only dabbles in feminist/socialist literature (and haven't read any anti-colonial literature. Another reason I appreciate consistent reference to the work of others is it gives me other places to learn.Esta última parte sin duda es la más débil de todas, pues en la mejor de las tradiciones liberales, trata de sumar distintas perspectivas bajo una misma lucha dentro de los marcos del capitalismo. Leslie currently lives in the territory of Mi’kmaqi in the town of Sackville, New Brunswick with her partner and their two senior cats. At once a devastating critique of the limitations of established perspectives on gentrification and a convincing plea for an intersectional approach, this book offers sparklingly clear analysis and numerous possibilities for political action. Inspired by the likes of Jane Jacobs and Sharon Zukin, urban scholar Leslie Kern proposes an intersectional way at looking at the gentrification crisis amid our current economic climate, based on class, race, gender, and sexuality. A concise but also comprehensive account of gentrification, offering solutions and understanding of one of the major social battlegrounds of our times.

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