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A Neighborhood That Never Changes: Gentrification, Social Preservation, and the Search for Authenticity

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Newcomers to older neighborhoods are usually perceived as destructive, tearing down everything that made the place special and attractive. But as A Neighborhood That Never Changes demonstrates, many gentrifiers seek to preserve the authentic local flavor of their new homes, rather than ruthlessly remake them. Drawing on ethnographic research in four distinct communities—

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Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by University of Chicago Press
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Jaime
Mar 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
This book looks at four different neighborhoods, both urban and suburban, and argues for three types of gentrifiers: the pioneer, the social preservationist, and the social homesteader. An updated look at the effects of neighborhood population changes and a very interesting presentation.
Vern Glaser
Sep 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
fascinating book about how gentrification - an academic term for how the rising "economic tide" of redevelopment impacts the original residents of the community - plays out in four different communities in Chicago and New England. Well-written book, lots of interesting things to think about...
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