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

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447313472

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447313472.001.0001

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The place of gentrification in Cape Town

The place of gentrification in Cape Town

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(p.419) Twenty-one The place of gentrification in Cape Town
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Global gentrifications
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Annika Teppo

Marianne Millstein

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447313472.003.0021

This chapter discusses the notion of gentrification in the South African context, using examples from Cape Town. It argues that the public justifications of, discussions and disputes about, and the material and social conditions related to, gentrification processes, differ in South Africa from those in the Global North. It shows why those defending gentrification appeal to a moral postcolonial racial discourse.

Keywords:   Cape Town, South Africa, postcolonial, racial discourse, place

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