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Global Gentrifications

Uneven Development and Displacement

Edited by Loretta Lees, Hyun Bang Shin, and Ernesto López-Morales

Global Gentrifications

Edited by Loretta Lees, Hyun Bang Shin, and Ernesto López-Morales

Distributed for Bristol University Press

416 pages | 71 figures, 11 tables | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2014
Paper $55.00 ISBN: 9781447313489 Published March 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $130.00 ISBN: 9781447313472 Published March 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Under contemporary capitalism the extraction of value from the built environment has escalated, a phenomenon working in tandem with other urban processes to lay the foundations for the exploitative processes of gentrification worldwide. Global Gentrifications critically assesses and tests the meaning and significance of gentrification in places outside the usual suspects of the Global North. Informed by a rich array of case studies from cities in Asia, Latin America, Africa, Southern Europe, and beyond, the book illuminates both the geographical generalities and specificities associated with the uneven process of gentrification globally. Highlighting the intensifying global struggles over urban space, it underlines gentrification as a growing and important battleground in the contemporary world, making the book a vital resource for students and academics as well as policy makers, planners, and community organizations.

Introduction: ‘gentrification’ – a global urban process?

   ~ Loretta Lees, Hyun Bang Shin and Ernesto López-Morales

Unravelling the yarn of gentrification trends in the contested inner city of Athens

   ~ Georgia Alexandri

Slum gentrification in Lisbon, Portugal: displacement and the imagined futures of an informal settlement

   ~ Eduardo Ascensão

City upgraded: redesigning and disciplining downtown Abu Dhabi

   ~ Surajit Chakravarty and Abdellatif Qamhaieh

Confronting favela chic: the gentrification of informal settlements in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

   ~ Jake Cummings

Rethinking gentrification in India: displacement, dispossession and the spectre of development

    ~ Sapana Doshi

The prospects of gentrification in downtown Cairo: artists, private investment and the neglectful state

   ~ Mohamed Elshahed

Widespread and diverse forms of gentrification in Israel

   ~ Amiram Gonen

The endogenous dynamics of urban renewal and gentrification in Seoul

   ~ Seong-Kyu Ha

Value extraction from land and real estate in Karachi

   ~ Arif Hasan

Gentrification in Buenos Aires: global trends and local features

   ~ Hilda Herzer, María Mercedes Di Virgilio and María Carla Rodríguez

Promoting private interest by public hands? The gentrification of public lands by housing policies in Taipei City

   ~ Liling Huang

The making of, and resistance to, state-led gentrification in Istanbul, Turkey

   ~ Tolga Islam and Bahar Sakızlıoglu

Gentrification, neoliberalism and loss in Puebla, Mexico

   ~ Gareth Jones

Capital, state and conflict: the various drivers of diverse gentrification processes in Beirut, Lebanon

   ~ Marieke Krijnen and Christiaan De Beukelaer

Gentrification in Nigeria: the case of two housing estates in Lagos

   ~ Chinwe Nwanna

Gentrification in China?

   ~ Julie Ren

Emerging retail gentrification in Santiago de Chile: the case of Italia-Caupolicán

   ~ Elke Schlack and Neil Turnbull

Gentrification dispositifs in the historic centre of Madrid: a reconsideration of urban governmentality and state-led urban reconfiguration

   ~ Jorge Sequera and Michael Janoschka

When authoritarianism embraces gentrification – the case of Old Damascus, Syria

   ~ Yannick Sudermann

The place of gentrification in Cape Town

   ~ Annika Teppo and Marianne Millstein

Conclusion: global gentrifications

   ~ Loretta Lees, Hyun Bang Shin and Ernesto López-Morales

Afterword The adventure of generic gentrification

   ~ Eric Clark

Review Quotes
Urban Studies
"This book is a noteworthy effort to break down the traditional theoretical framework that linked, from the outset, the study of gentrification to the Anglo-American model city of the Global North."
AAG Review of Books
"The ambition and the achievement of such a wide-ranging collaborative project is an object lesson to the discipline as a whole."
Susan Parnell, African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town
“The political economy of inequality and poverty is foundational for understanding cities everywhere. This wonderfully curated volume on gentrification does this to illuminate urban realities of the global south.”
Fulong Wu, University College London
“This magnificent collection of gentrification studies interrogates this classic western-derived concept at an unprecedentedly global scale. The book profoundly extends the scope of gentrification research and reinvigorates the notion from the perspective of comparative urbanism.”
Tom Slater, University of Edinburgh
“This remarkable book, edited with clarity of vision and political purpose, is sensitive to the ‘new comparative urbanism’ whilst arguing that to ‘unlearn’ how we theorize gentrification would be highly questionable. The circulation of capital and the dominance of speculative landed developer interests in cities are leading to massive displacement and social suffering, and this timely volume reminds us that these issues should be at the forefront of our inquiries.”
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