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Global gentrifications: Uneven development and displacement

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


Moving beyond the usual Anglo-American examples of gentrification this book investigates the pronouncement of a global gentrification. Drawing on, yet critiquing, the ideas of comparative urbanism it asserts that there are global gentrifications. Like variegated neoliberalism, there are variegated gentrifications around the globe that are the result of uneven development and that cause the displacement of the poor. The collection delivers on promises made by other gentrification scholars, who have outlined the need for a truly cosmopolitan, global, view of gentrification, even if the editors r ... More

Keywords: global gentrification, comparative urbanism, neoliberalism, uneven development, displacement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781447313472
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447313472.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Loretta Lees, editor
University of Leicester

Hyun Bang Shin, editor
London School of Economics and Political Science

Ernesto López-Morales, editor
University of London

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One Introduction

Loretta Lees, Hyun Bang Shin and Ernesto López-Morales

Four City upgraded

Surajit Chakravarty and Abdellatif Qamhaieh

Eleven Gentrification in Buenos Aires

Hilda Herzer, María Mercedes Di Virgilio and María Carla Rodríguez

Fifteen Capital, state and conflict

Marieke Krijnen and Christiaan De Beukelaer

Twenty-one The place of gentrification in Cape Town

Annika Teppo and Marianne Millstein

Twenty-two Conclusion

Loretta Lees, Hyun Bang Shin and Ernesto López-Morales

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