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The New Urban Frontier

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Published in 1996.

This book challenges conventional wisdom, which holds gentrification to be the simple outcome of new middle-class tastes and a demand for urban living. It reveals gentrification as part of a much larger shift in the political economy and culture of the late twentieth century. Documenting in gritty detail the conflicts that gentrification brings to the new urban "frontiers," the author explores the interconnections of urban policy, patterns of investment, eviction, and homelessness. The failure of liberal urban policy and the end of the 1980s' financial boom have made the end-of-the-century city a darker and more dangerous place. Public policy and the private market are conspiring against minorities, working people, the poor, and homeless people as never before. In the emerging revanchist city, gentrification has become part of this policy of revenge.

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Author(s):
Smith, Neil
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
First published
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
041513255X
ISBN-13:
9780415132558
Number of pages:
262
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
The New Urban Frontier: Gentrification and the Revanchist City

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Published in 1996.

This book challenges conventional wisdom, which holds gentrification to be the simple outcome of new middle-class tastes and a demand for urban living. It reveals gentrification as part of a much larger shift in the political economy and culture of the late twentieth century. Documenting in gritty detail the conflicts that gentrification brings to the new urban "frontiers," the author explores the interconnections of urban policy, patterns of investment, eviction, and homelessness. The failure of liberal urban policy and the end of the 1980s' financial boom have made the end-of-the-century city a darker and more dangerous place. Public policy and the private market are conspiring against minorities, working people, the poor, and homeless people as never before. In the emerging revanchist city, gentrification has become part of this policy of revenge.

Author(s):
Smith, Neil
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
First published
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
041513255X
ISBN-13:
9780415132558
Number of pages:
262
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
The New Urban Frontier: Gentrification and the Revanchist City

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