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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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Gentrification, neoliberalism and loss in Puebla, Mexico

Gentrification, neoliberalism and loss in Puebla, Mexico

(p.265) Fourteen Gentrification, neoliberalism and loss in Puebla, Mexico
Global gentrifications

Gareth Jones

Policy Press

In this chapter the author revisits the city of Puebla in Mexico which he wrote about in the 1990s with Ann Varley, looking again at gentrification in the new context of Mexico having fully embraced neo-liberalism. He looks at representations of culture and especially ethnicity in the Paseo project which set out to establish a cultural, tourist and business in the historic centre and covering a number of ‘barrios’. It shows the Mexican state has underwritten real estate speculation, facilitating a bolder intervention to promote the interests of corporate capital in urban centres.

Keywords:   Puebla, New Mexico, neoliberalism, real estate speculation, capital, historic centre

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